Austrians woke up today to a shock election result, as 2 extreme right parties won nearly a third of the vote and the two main parties posted their worst results since World War II. The next chancellor will probably be Social Democrat leader Werner Faymann, with 30% of the electorate, but he will struggle to form a coalition after ruling out talks with the two anti-immigrant, anti-Islam parties.
In Vienna last night supporters of the hard-right Freedom Party—mostly young and middle-aged men—drank beer and shouted as the results came in. The Freedom Party had a role in one Austrian government, in 2000, provoking the European Union to impose sanctions. This time, though, the most likely outcome is a German-style grand coalition between the mainstream left and right parties.