Right-wing extremists reach 29% of the votes in Austrian general elections

The Austrian general elections on September 28, 2008, resulted in a strong shift towards the right. The Social Democrats SPÖ (29,7%) and the Conservatives ÖVP (25,6%) reached their worst results ever, also the Green Party lost (9,8%) voters. The big winners are the Freedom Party FPÖ (18,0%, +7,0%) of Heinz Christian Strache and the BZÖ (11,0%, +6,9%). These two right-wing parties together now hold 29% of the votes.