Left to win Vienna city vote, far right loses out, projections say

The Social Democrats are set to expand their power in the city of Vienna, while the far-right suffered a major defeat, according to initial projections following Sunday’s municipal elections.Under Mayor Michael Ludwig, the centre-left party was expected to win 41.7 per cent of the vote in the latest forecasts, a gain of 2 percentage points, despite the city’s slow response to a rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks.Far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache looked unlikely to make a comeback after corruption allegations, as his new Team HC Strache party was not expected to pass the 5-pe…

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