Austria 2003

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Yearbook 2003 Austria. The year began without a functioning government. Certainly the former strongest party ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei) had gone out of the extra-election in November 2002 (plus 15%) at the same time as the coalition partner FPÖ (Friheitliche Partei Österreichs) was severely wounded (minus 17%), but party leader Wolfgang Schüssel had not yet succeeded in forming a new government. After three months of negotiations with the Social Democrats SPÖ…

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