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AS IT HAPPENED: 'Whizz-kid' Kurz's ÖVP clearly wins Austrian election, as voters turn right

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Whizz-kid' Kurz's ÖVP clearly wins Austrian election, as voters turn right

Austria voted in a snap election on Sunday. Look back through The Local's blow-by-blow account here.

Sebastian Kurz: Europe's youngest leader in waiting

Sebastian Kurz: Europe's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, Europe's youngest leader in waiting.

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

UPDATED: Austrians were voting Sunday in a watershed election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc's latest populist test.