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Parliament Seats: Seats and Coalition Government

parliament seats: A total of 16 parties are vying for 183 seats in the national parliament and will be chosen by Austria's 6.4 million eligible voters, according to Metro News. But less than a dozen parties have a chance of getting seats. The vote is coming a year ahead of schedule after squabbles led to the breakup last spring of the coalition government of the Social Democrats and the People's Party. The People's Party, which has shifted from centrist to right-wing positions, is leading in the pre-vote polls after an image make-over by its leader, 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz. Others that may clear the 4 per cent hurdle needed to get into parliament seats are the Greens, the liberal NEOS, and Liste Pilz, led by former Greens politician Peter Pilz. Austria's traditionally right-wing, anti-migrant Freedom Party is expected to come in second and the centre -left Social Democrats are thought to be trailing in third place. ( As reported in the news.