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– this already he said in the summer Birgit Hebein, Deputy Mayor of the Green Party of Vienna.

He was probably right tonight.

Ludwig, 59, who has been at the head of the 1.9 million Austrian capital since 2018, was the leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) in today’s Vienna election, with the SPÖ predicting a 42 per cent lead in first place.

The party is currently co-chairing the Greens with Vienna and will still have to look for coalition partner (s).

The capital is one of Austria’s nine provinces, and the now-elected, one-hundred-member Vienna assembly is also working as a provincial parliament and the mayor as provincial governor.

According to the first forecasts, the most popular government party at the national level was the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) with 17.5 per cent, the Greens with 15 per cent and the radical right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) with ten per cent. This represents a huge FPÖ fall, a loss of more than twenty percentage points compared to 2015; true, then the migration crisis also helped anti-immigration votes.

Among Vienna’s party list leaders, Heinz-Christian Strache in particular may chew his fingernails: analysts say Team HC Strache, which has been sacked by former Liberal Vice Chancellor, must jump the 5 per cent entry threshold to make the politician’s return to Austrian politics realistic. It wasn’t clear on Sunday night if that was the case, with Strache’s party forecasting only 4 per cent so far.

Strache and the FPÖ parted ways after falling into the Ibiza scandal that erupted last May.

The video, which compromised the vice chancellor, caused a government crisis, and the radical right-wing party was first sent into opposition and then greatly weakened. Up to the current 20 percentage point decline. Plenty of FPÖ sympathizers could now vote for the People’s Party, according to the first set of data.

In addition to the well – known forces of Austrian grand politics, agglomerations such as

However, their support was insignificant – at least that was the case on Sunday night.

However, the forecasts should be treated with caution: due to the coronavirus epidemic, many more people sent their votes, more than usual, in hundreds of thousands of letters. The final result is expected only on Monday, possibly Tuesday. The Austrian coronavirus situation may have affected not only the campaign and participation, but much more.

The Vienna Ministry of Health he tried to refute on Sunday the information that the People’s Party-Green government would once again be preparing for curfews, but the assumption still holds its own in the Austrian press. They acknowledged they could tighten the obligation to wear a mask and the conditions for holding events.

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