Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41627586

Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest.

Mr Kurz is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader.

The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second.

Short of a majority, Mr Kurz’s party could seek an alliance with the anti-immigration Freedom Party.

Addressing his supporters, Mr Kurz said: “It is time for change in this country. Today is a strong order for us, to change this country, and I say thank you to you all who made this possible.

“I’m overwhelmed, I am happy, and I look forward to working for Austria.”

Before the election, Mr Kurz served as Europe’s youngest-ever foreign minister, after he was appointed in 2013 aged just 27.

In May 2017 he became the leader of the People’s Party. He began his political career in the youth wing of the party, which he chaired before moving on to serve on Vienna’s city council.

Nicknamed “Wunderwuzzi” (roughly translated – someone who can walk on water), he has been compared to the young leaders of France and Canada, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

Much like Mr Macron, Mr Kurz has created a movement around himself, rebranding the People’s Party – which has been in power for more than 30 years – as “The New People’s Party”.

Immigration was the dominant issue in the run-up to the vote, and Mr Kurz moved his party to the right in the wake of Europe’s 2015 refugee crisis.

He appealed to conservative and right-wing voters with pledges to shut down migrant routes to Europe, cap benefit payments to refugees, and bar immigrants from receiving benefits until they have lived in Austria for five years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Kurz

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will join with another conservative party to form government..although the media isnt telling the public this in a forthright manner you can assume correctly that this was won on immigration lines..

“Much like Mr Macron, Mr Kurz has created a movement around himself, rebranding the People’s Party – which has been in power for more than 30 years – as “The New People’s Party”.

do we know if kurz is one of (((them)))?

401

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~ by seeker401 on October 17, 2017.

5 Responses to “Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader”

  1. Other activities[edit]

    General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism, Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees[23]
    ….
    European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Member

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Kurz

  2. New People’s Party. Still using that same old communist language.

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