- Title: Rendi Wagner: 'not satisfied' with election outcome, but will move on
- Date: 29th September 2019
- Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SUPPORTERS CLAPPING (SOUNDBITE) (German) SOCIAL DEMOCRAT (SPO) LEADER PAMELA RENDI-WAGNER, SAYING: "This is not what we hoped for, this is not what we fought for weeks, day after day and until the last minute. One has to be honest enough to say: We're not satisfied with it (result). But one also has to be honest enough to say: You were great during this election. You were the best I could have hoped for in this election campaign." SUPPORTERS APPLAUDING RENDI-WAGNER SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (German) SOCIAL DEMOCRATS (SPO) LEADER PAMELA RENDI-WAGNER, SAYING: "It's the path of humanity which we will, all together, continue going down for the Austrians, for all the people who live in this wonderful country, because otherwise no one would do this. I am looking forward to continuing this path with you. Thank you for everything, for the last weeks, during which you fought and campaigned for it. It's the right direction and we'll move on, dear friends. Thank you." SUPPORTERS CLAPPING RENDI-WAGNER WAVING TO SUPPORTERS AND LEAVING
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- Keywords: Social Democratic Party Pamela Rendi-Wagner snap election polling station voting
- Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- City: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- Country: Austria
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- Story Text:Social Democrat (SPO) leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner addressed supporters after the announcement of the first election results on Sunday (September 29), saying she was 'not satisfied" with the outcome, but also underlining that her party was on the right path and would move on.
Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday's parliamentary election, as widely expected, but he will need a coalition partner to form a stable government and the vote left him several options across the political spectrum.
The election followed the collapse in May of Kurz's coalition with the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) after a video sting scandal that forced FPO Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache to step down.
As predicted by opinion polls for months, Kurz's People's Party (OVP) came a comfortable first, with 37.2% of the vote, according to a projection by pollster SORA for national broadcaster ORF published soon after voting ended.
The Social Democrats came second with 22.0%, well ahead of the FPO on 16.0% and the resurgent Greens on 14.3%, the projection showed. It has a margin of error of 1.8 percentage points.
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