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Leader of Austria's Social Democrats makes final stops before Sunday election

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 00:59

The leader of Austria's Social Democrats, Christian Kern, attends his final rallies with less than a day before the country heads to the polls. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Austria's Social Democratic Party (SPO), led by incumbent Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern, held their final campaign rally on Saturday (October 14) in the run up to the Alpine nation's parliamentary election. Austrians will go to the polls on Sunday (October 15) in an election marked by a three-way race between the conservative People's Party (OVP), the Social Democrats (SPO) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO). The two mainstream parties, OVP and SPO, who are currently in a coalition, have historically dominated Austrian politics. But this year's election might see the far-right FPO promoted to the role of kingmakers and enter government for the first time. In his speech at the open air rally in Vienna, Kern urged supporters to get out the vote, in what might prove to be a crucial election in Austria's political history.

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Leader of Austria's Social Democrats makes final stops before Sunday election

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 00:59