Austria

Austria's youngest chancellor wins election months after far-right scandal

Sebastian Kurz.
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: Askin Kiyagan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The center-right Austrian People's Party appears to have won the country's snap election on Sunday after claiming 37% of the vote, according to Politico Europe.

Why it matters: Sebastian Kurz, the head of the Austrian People's Party and the country's youngest-ever chancellor, is expected to win back his job after a cash-for-contracts scandal crippled his government 4 months ago.

Austria's election: Sebastian Kurz set for return to power

Sebastian Kurz at a TV debate. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Image

Four months after he was ousted as Austria's chancellor, 33-year-old Sebastian Kurz is set to return to power in Sunday's election.

Flashback: Kurz's coalition with the far-right Freedom Party collapsed when video emerged of that party's leader "promising state contracts to a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch in exchange for favourable press coverage," per the Economist.