Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader
Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest.
Kurz is on course to become the world’s youngest national leader. The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats or the far-right Freedom Party will finish second.
Short of a majority, Kurz’s party could seek an alliance with the anti-immigration Freedom Party. Before the election, he served as Europe’s youngest-ever foreign minister, after he was appointed in 2013 aged just 27.