Austria's Kreisky likely to lose 5 Parliament seats

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

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.

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