Austrian conservative set to become Europe’s youngest leader

Austrian conservative set to become Europe’s youngest leader

BY BBC NEWS,15TH OCT 2017- Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest.

The victory would make Mr Kurz Europe’s youngest leader.

The People’s Party was projected to win 30.2% of Sunday’s vote, followed by the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ) with 26.8% and the Social Democrats with 26.3%.

The Social Democrats led the outgoing coalition with the ÖVP.

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