Kurz took a hard line on immigration.
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Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria's next leader, projections of Sunday's parliamentary election result showed, but his party is far short of a majority and likely to seek a coalition with the resurgent far right.Current coalition partners the SPO were on 26.9 percent, just ahead of the FPO on 26 percent.Kurz, named party leader only in May, has been careful to keep his coalition options open, but he called an end to the current alliance with the SPO, forcing Sunday's snap election. He has pledged to shake up Austrian politics, dominated for decades by coalitions between those two parties.The SPO have also opened the door to forming coalitions with the FPO, meaning the far-right party may be able to play the two parties against each other during coalition talks. But it is highly unlikely that the Social Democrats would ally with the FPO if the SPO came third.
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