Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann
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Austria's grand coalition celebrates poll victory

Austria's two ruling parties have won enough votes for another five-year term in a "grand coalition", but it was their worst result since World War II.

There was a surge in support for the Eurosceptic right-wing Freedom Party (FPOe), which got 21.4%.

The Social Democrats (SPOe) came top with 27.1% and the conservative People's Party (OeVP) got 23.8% in Sunday's election.

Social Democrat Chancellor Werner Faymann was cheered by supporters in Vienna as the results came in.

  • 30 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe