: AP: Mainstream hopefuls lag as Austrians vote for new president

18:03 Apr. 24, 2016

AP: Mainstream hopefuls lag as Austrians vote for new president

Election posters of candidate for presidential elections of the Social Democrats, SPOE, in Vienna, Austria (AP Images)

For 1st time since World War II, winner unlikely to be someone from mainstream party

The outcome is unclear as Austrians vote for their next president. But one thing is nearly certain — for the first time the winner is unlikely to be a candidate supported by either of the two mainstream parties that have dominated politics since World War II.

Austrians cast their ballots Sunday with the latest polls showing support of 11-15 percent for contenders backed by the Social Democrats and the centrist People's Party, which have governed alone or together for decades.

No candidate is expected to get a majority Sunday, making a runoff likely on May 22.

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