Austrian centre-right victor youngest head of state elected in Europe

The People's Party, headed by 31-year-old foreign minister of Austria, Sebastian Kurz received the highest number of votes in Sunday's parliamentary election with 31% of the votes.

He will be the youngest head of state ever to be elected in Europe.

Eyewitness News (EWN) foreign correspondent Paula Slier says there are now talks of a coalition government after the right-wing Freedom Party took second place with 27.4% , while the centre-left Social Democrats (SPO), scored 26.7%.

He is now set to become the next chancellor of Austria after his party came first in yesterday's parliamentary elections, now he needs 50% to make the next government so the talk today is who is he going to form a coalition government.

Paula Slier, EWN foreign correspondent

Until now it has been Sebastian's party and the social democrats who have formed the government here in Austria. They have had a kind of centre position - but there is a lot of bad blood between those two parties.

Paula Slier, EWN foreign correspondent

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