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Austria: Anti-refugee FPO make progress in Vienna election01:06

Austria: Anti-refugee FPO make progress in Vienna election

Austria, Vienna
October 12, 2015 at 03:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) candidate Heinz-Christian Strache thanked his voters in Vienna on Sunday evening, after preliminary results indicate his party made grounds in the Austrian capital by finishing in second place.

According to the results, the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO) maintained control of Vienna in the election, scoring 39.4 percent of the vote. The result marks a 4.9 percent drop from the 2010 election.

The FPO gained an electoral boost as a result of increasing anti-refugee sentiment after a major influx of refugees into Austria over recent months. The far-right, anti-immigration party gained 32.2 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, their best result to date.

Austria: Anti-refugee FPO make progress in Vienna election01:06
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Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) candidate Heinz-Christian Strache thanked his voters in Vienna on Sunday evening, after preliminary results indicate his party made grounds in the Austrian capital by finishing in second place.

According to the results, the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO) maintained control of Vienna in the election, scoring 39.4 percent of the vote. The result marks a 4.9 percent drop from the 2010 election.

The FPO gained an electoral boost as a result of increasing anti-refugee sentiment after a major influx of refugees into Austria over recent months. The far-right, anti-immigration party gained 32.2 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, their best result to date.

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