Werner Faymann hopes to remake the centrist coalition (Photo: SPÖ)

Austria coalition re-elected, but anti-EU parties gain

Austria's centrist coalition led by Chancellor Werner Faymann scored a razor-thin majority in Sunday's (29 September) elections, with anti-EU populists and right-wing nationalists boosting their ranks in the Alpine country.

The two main centrist parties - Faymann's Social Democrats (SPO) and the centre-right People's Party (OVP) - together got only 50.9 percent of the vote, their worst score since the Second World War.

The vote is enough to remake the grand coalition that has been...

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