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A Bosnian-born woman who came to Austria as a child refugee will be Austria's new Justice Minister, it was confirmed on Thursday.
Thirty-five-year-old Alma Zadic, a lawyer and member of the Green Party, will also be the youngest Justice Minister in Austrian history and the first to come from an immigrant background.
Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative People's Party (ÖVP) leader Sebastian Kurz, is just 31.
The far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and Social Democrats are competing for second place, opinion polls suggest.
The Social Democrats led the outgoing coalition with the ÖVP.
The two candidates in Austria's presidential elections are running neck and neck in the second round of the vote held on Sunday.
Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) candidate Norbert Hofer and former Green Party leader Alexander van der Bellen are both supported by around 50% of voters, according to a public TV projection cited by daily Der Standard.
VIENNA - Alexander van der Bellen, who is contesting Austria's presidential elections as an independent Green, says that as head of state, he will work to support the Western Balkans on the road to the EU and calls on Austrians of Serbian origin to support him on the road to opening the country's economy to the world and to prosperity.
BELGRADE - Greens of Serbia sent an initiative to Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic Saturday to set up a ministry for the environment and natural resources.
BELGRADE - The Greens of Serbia voiced concern over the lack of environmental policy in the expose of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, and noted that renewables are the only way toward Serbia's sustainable energy security, and that the establishment of an environment ministry would create 10,000 jobs and bring big investments.