Austrian Voters Pick Euope’s First Millennial Leader
His parents must be proud. Early results indicate that Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to become the world’s youngest national leader. His center-right People’s Party is winning with 31.4 percent of today’s votes, and as party leader, he’d become chancellor. The millennial has hardened his party’s stance on immigration, which may have factored into its seven-point gain since the last parliamentary election in 2013. Kurz is expected to move further rightward and form a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party, which hasn’t been in government since 2006.