Jakob-Moritz Eberl

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    Austria’s snap election: Kurz is back and so are the Greens

Austria’s snap election: Kurz is back and so are the Greens

Austria went to the polls on 29 September after a major political scandal led to the fall of the previous government. The centre-right ÖVP, led by Sebastian Kurz, won the election and further increased their vote share. Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Eva Zeglovits and Hubert Sickinger write that despite securing a clear victory, the election saw the ÖVP’s campaign engine stutter […]

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    Austria election preview: Sebastian Kurz and the rise of the Austrian ‘anti-party’

Austria election preview: Sebastian Kurz and the rise of the Austrian ‘anti-party’

Austria goes to the polls on 15 October, with the centre-right ÖVP, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, currently ahead in the polls. Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Eva Zeglovits and Hubert Sickinger provide a comprehensive preview of the vote, writing that although polling is consistent with the idea the ÖVP and Kurz are the probable election winners, a noteworthy number of voters are […]

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    Was Austria’s presidential election really a vote against populism?

Was Austria’s presidential election really a vote against populism?

Austria’s presidential election on 4 December saw a surprisingly large victory for Alexander Van der Bellen over Norbert Hofer, the candidate of the populist right-wing FPÖ. However, as Eva Zeglovits, Hubert Sickinger and Jakob-Moritz Eberl write, the level of support received by Hofer suggests the FPÖ could nevertheless be well placed to win the next federal elections.

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