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Austria: SPO leader Rendi-Wagner casts vote as snap election gets underway01:30

Austria: SPO leader Rendi-Wagner casts vote as snap election gets underway

Austria, Vienna
September 29, 2019 at 10:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

The leader of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO), Pamela Rendi-Wagner, cast her vote in Vienna on Sunday as Austria's snap parliamentary election got underway.

Footage shows Rendi-Wagner heading to the voting station together with her husband, minutes before addressing the media who were waiting for her outside the school where she cast her ballot.

"It's in the hands of the Austrian people to stop black and blue, or the continuing of black and blue," commented Rendi-Wagner, referring to a coalition of the Austrian People's Party (OVP) with the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO).

"We had a good election campaign, we had a positive election campaign, with a lot of topics, solutions for problems, with concrete ideas for the future of Austria, yes it was a really good election campaign", she said.

Elections were necessitated in Austria after then Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's OVP-FPO coalition government collapsed in May, in the wake of the so-called 'Ibiza' scandal.

Austria: SPO leader Rendi-Wagner casts vote as snap election gets underway01:30
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The leader of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO), Pamela Rendi-Wagner, cast her vote in Vienna on Sunday as Austria's snap parliamentary election got underway.

Footage shows Rendi-Wagner heading to the voting station together with her husband, minutes before addressing the media who were waiting for her outside the school where she cast her ballot.

"It's in the hands of the Austrian people to stop black and blue, or the continuing of black and blue," commented Rendi-Wagner, referring to a coalition of the Austrian People's Party (OVP) with the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO).

"We had a good election campaign, we had a positive election campaign, with a lot of topics, solutions for problems, with concrete ideas for the future of Austria, yes it was a really good election campaign", she said.

Elections were necessitated in Austria after then Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's OVP-FPO coalition government collapsed in May, in the wake of the so-called 'Ibiza' scandal.

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