Minority politicians surprised by Carinthia vote outcome

Klagenfurt, 5 March - The result of Sunday's election in the Austrian province of Carinthia has come as a surprise to the Slovenian minority. Most are happy with the strong showing of the Social Democrats (SPÖ), who exit polls suggest won over 47% of the vote. One of the party's seats was won by ethnic Slovenian Ana Blatnik.

Ana Blatnik the only member of the Slovenian minority to be elected to the parliament of the Austrian Carinthia province.
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