Austrian elections: support for far-right collapses

Sebastian Kurz looks certain to reclaim his title of world’s youngest leader as his ÖVP takes 37%

Support for Austria’s Freedom party (FPÖ) has plunged by more than a third as voters punished the far-right group in national elections for a corruption scandal that brought down the government.

The former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 33, looks certain to reclaim his position as the youngest leader in the world after his People’s party (ÖVP) secured 37.1% of the vote – its best result since 2002.

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