Report15 September 2017Updated about 2 minutes ago

Austrian elections: All good things come in fours

On October 15, Austria will go to the polls for the fourth time in 18 months. Will the last Eurozone election of the year finally bring a turbulent political year to a close?

Executive summary

With the economy running smoothly and in healthy condition, the focus of the election campaign has shifted to social equity, tax reliefs and the ongoing migration crisis.

Austria's election has not been on Europe's radar screen so far. However, the country could become (once again) the first core European country with a populist party in government.

In this report, Inga Fechner, ING's Economist for Austria asks will the last Eurozone election of the year set a precedent for the entire region?