Party of ex-chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election The far-right Freedom Party came in third place, losing 10 percentage points

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It’s the second time in two years Austrians went to the polls. The People’s Party-Freedom Party coalition led by Kurz collapsed earlier this year over the so-called Ibiza scandal, triggered by a video appearing to show Heinz-Christian Strache — then the Freedom Party’s leader — attempting to trade public contracts for campaign support from a woman he thought to be a wealthy Russian.

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