Chancellor of Austria voted in the parliamentary elections
VIENNA, 15 Oct. /TASS/. Chancellor and Chairman of the Social democratic party of Austria Christian Kern voted on Sunday in early elections to the national Council (lower house of Parliament).
Your voice the head of the Cabinet of Ministers together with his wife Evelyn, Steinberger Kern gave at a polling station in the Vienna district of Neubau, the correspondent of TASS.
“Look at the results. It will be fun, but as you know, this afternoon will be another event, namely the game “Austria”. Calmly to watch the game. It will be good if both events are successful,” said Kern assembled journalists.
Chancellor Kern enjoys football and is a fan of football club “Austria Wien” from Vienna. The team will play in Sunday’s away game with Sturm Graz in Graz.
Early parliamentary elections are held on Sunday in Austria with the participation of 16 political parties and movements. To be represented in the National Council, the party must gain more than 4% of the vote. After the elections, President Alexander van der Bellen will give the leader of the largest parliamentary faction of the authority on the formation of the Cabinet of Ministers or to conduct coalition negotiations.
The main battle for a majority in Parliament and an armchair of the Chancellor will be between the incumbent head of the Cabinet of Ministers and Chairman of the Social democratic party, Christian Kern, and the Minister for foreign Affairs and Chairman of the conservative Austrian people’s party Sebastian Kurtz, who in may of this year initiated the early voting. The third contender in the race for the leadership by the head of the right opposition of the Austrian freedom party Heinz-Christian strache.