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October 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Austrian Socialist Party won an easy victory in general elections Sunday and appeared poised to retain the chancellor's post, while a small right-wing party made dramatic gains at the expense of the Socialists' conservative coalition partner. Despite recent opinion polls showing the Socialists were losing popularity, the party won 81 seats, a net gain of one, to remain the largest faction in the 183-seat National Assembly, unofficial returns showed.
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October 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Austrian Socialist Party won an easy victory in general elections Sunday and appeared poised to retain the chancellor's post, while a small right-wing party made dramatic gains at the expense of the Socialists' conservative coalition partner. Despite recent opinion polls showing the Socialists were losing popularity, the party won 81 seats, a net gain of one, to remain the largest faction in the 183-seat National Assembly, unofficial returns showed.
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June 11, 1986 | From Reuters
Austria's foreign and agriculture ministers resigned Tuesday, the second and third Socialists to quit the government since Kurt Waldheim was elected president despite allegations that he hid details of a Nazi past. Foreign Minister Leopold Gratz and Agriculture Minister Guenter Haiden said they will not be joining the government to be formed by Franz Vranitzky next week, when he takes over from Chancellor Fred Sinowatz, who resigned Monday.
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March 12, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
With mournful ceremonies, Austria marked the 50th anniversary Friday of the anschluss, its annexation by Nazi Germany. President Kurt Waldheim, who has been accused of complicity in war crimes as an officer in the German army during World War II, placed a wreath at the Heldenplatz, where Adolf Hitler arrived in triumph after joining Austria to his Third Reich on March 11, 1938.
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