Far-right gains in Austria vote
The far-right in Austria has received 29 percent of the vote in Austria's early election. Thc growing sucess of the far right in Austria mirrors similiar gains by far right parties in other European countries such as Italy.
Austria's Social Democrats won the most votes in the country's early election but far-right parties made significant gains, the interior ministry has said.
Preliminary official results from Sunday's poll show Social Democrats with 29.7% of the vote.
But the country's two far-right parties made large gains, winning a total vote share of 29% between them.
The BBC's Bethany Bell in Vienna said that rise in support is the result of protest votes on a variety of issues.