On Wednesday, after final discussions with the opposition Greens party, it was reported that both parties had reached a coalition deal, Reuters said, citing a spokesperson for the Greens.
Snap parliamentary elections were held in Austria on 29 September. According to final data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kurz’s party won with 37.5 percent of the vote. Following the talks with all political parties represented in the country’s parliament, Kurz announced on 11 November that OVP would begin negotiations on forming a coalition government with the Green Party that is in fourth place with a record of 13.9 percent of the vote.
It will reportedly mark the first time that the Green party has been in power, after Kurz's alliance collapsed in a political scandal - dubbed by media 'Ibiza scandal' - which triggered the snap elections in September 2019.
The so-called Ibiza scandal led to a major cabinet reshuffle and forced Kurz to withdraw his party from a coalition with the FPO and call snap elections, while the former chancellor was dismissed, following a no-confidence vote.
The Greens chief, Werner Kogler, reportedly said earlier that all major issues dividing his party and conservatives had been cleared.