Austria has agenda to form new government on October 7

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will give Sebastian Kurz, the leader of the People's Party (OVP), a mandate to form a new government on Monday, the President's office announced on Friday.

The office said in a statement that Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen will receive Chairman of the Austrian People's Party Sebastian Kurz on Monday. Following a conversation the president will present Sebastian Kurz with a mandate to form a government.

The OVP won 37.5 percent of the vote. The party's main rivals, the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the FPO, won 21.2 percent and 16.2 percent of the vote, respectively.

Source: VOV5