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    SPÖ won with 47.95 percent in Carinthian state election

    Landtag election in the Austrian province of Carinthia:

    In Austria, a state election took place for the third time this year. This time in the province of Carinthia on Sunday, 4th of March 2018. The turnout was 68.36 percent, 440,748 people were eligible to vote.

    The election winner in the Carinthian state parliament is the SPÖ (Social Democratic Party) with top candidate and governor Peter Kaiser (see picture). The party reached 47.94 percent of the vote (+10.55 percentage points), and took 18 of the 36 seats. Compared to the last state election in 2013, the SPÖ won three mandates, reaching half of the seats in the Carinthian state parliament.

    In second place follows the FPÖ (Freedom Party) which was able to record 22.96 percent of the votes and is represented in the future with nine instead of six members so far. The ÖVP (People’s Party) reached 15.45 percent (+1.05) and won a mandate to do so. In the future she will be represented in the state parliament with six seats. The Carinthia Team (5.67 percent) remains in the state parliament with three mandates. The Greens (3.12 percent) and NEOS (2.14 percent) failed to move into the state parliament at the five percent hurdle.

    The election results represent a good starting point for coalition negotiations. The SPÖ has a majority with each of the other three parties.

    Source: orf.at, kurier.at, APA/Georg Hochmuth
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