Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In Austria, after nearly two years, the public goes to the polls on Sunday (today) to identify new members of the 183-seat assembly.
Approximately 7 million voters will vote in 12,000 ballot boxes to be established in 39 constituencies across the country and determine the 33rd government.
Four months ago, the country's early election decision, the extreme right-wing coalition government lasted about 17 months. After the collapse of the coalition, President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed former Constitutional President Brigitte Bierlein as prime minister. The interim government led by Bierlein is composed of high-level bureaucrats.
There is no obligation to vote in Austria, where the election threshold is 4 per cent and everyone who is 16 years of age can vote.