Austrian far right says ‘very good start’ in Kurz coalition talks

Austria s far-right Freedom Party said coalition talks with conservative leader Sebastian Kurz made a very, very good start on Wednesday, mapping out a process that could end its decade in opposition. Foreign Minister Kurz, who is just 31, and his People s Party won last week s parliamentary election with 31.5 percent of the vote but they need a partner to form a stable government. Kurz s hard line on immigration

and his decision to force the collapse of the current coalition with the Social Democrats, who came second, made the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO

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