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Austria's Kreisky likely to lose 5 Parliament seats

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Laurent Belsie / April 25, 1983


Chancellor Bruno Kreisky's Socialist Party was expected to lose its absolute majority in Parliament in Austria's national elections, according to computer forecasts.

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But they remained the strongest single party, said official election statistician Prof. Gerhart Bruckmann. He predicted the Socialists would lose five seats - leaving them with 90 against 82 seats for the conservative People's Party and 11 for the rightist Freedom Party.