Sebastian Kurz set to become youngest Chancellor of Austria


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Austrian People's Party (OVP) led by Sebastian Kurz has won Austrian elections this weekend with 30.2 percent of votes, Deutsche Welle reported referring to the preliminary projections of election results.

OVP is followed by far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), which won 26.8 percent of votes and Social Democratic Party with 26.3 percent of votes.

Speaking after 85 percent of votes were counted, OVP leader said: "Today we have won a huge mandate to change this country, and I promise you I will work with all my energy for change. We want to establish a new culture in politics. And we want to change the country for the better.”

The issue of migrations dominated the election campaign as well as stance towards Islam. According to media, Kurz drew attention of radical right wing with his stances, which helped him win majority of votes.

At the age of 31, Kurz is set to become the youngest Chancellor of Austria ever.