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What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape

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Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

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Polls open in Austria snap elections

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In Austria, rise of pro-Israel, far-right faction forces Israel into corner

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Iranian mosques in Austria, Germany slam women and Israel

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Burka ban goes into effect in Austria

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Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges
VIENNA (AP) — Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron. But while Macron is making good on promises of systemic change, Austrian politics could largely remain business as usual under Kurz, whose hands might be tied both by his own party and any coalition partner. First the similarities: Macron at 39 is one of the European Union's youngest political leaders and Kurz will be Europe's youngest if he manages to form a government after his right-wing People's Party came first in Austria's national election on Sunday   Read More ...
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"Matar al pequeño Hitler": Una revista alemana relaciona al dictador con Sebastian Kurz
Las autoridades austriacas investigan a la revista satírica alemana 'Titanic' por comparar al vencedor en las elecciones de Austria con el líder nazi.   Read More ...
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The Russian View on the German and Austrian Political Earthquakes - TV Report
Austria Is Turning to the Right While Germany is Turning Into Jamaica. "Never before has there been such a mish-mash of political parties in power (in Germany) that have such different views on internal, foreign, financial and economic affairs." This is a report from this past Sunday's flagship week-in-review news show, Vesti, hosted by Dmitry Kiselyov, which most closely reflects the views of the government   Read More ...
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Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges
VIENNA (AP) — Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron. But while Macron is making good on promises of systemic change, Austrian politics could largely remain business as usual under Kurz, whose hands might be tied both by his own party and any coalition partner. First the similarities: Macron at 39 is one of the European Union's youngest political leaders and Kurz will be Europe's youngest if he manages to form a government after his right-wing People's Party came first in Austria's national election on Sunday   Read More ...
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Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges
VIENNA (AP) — Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron. But while Macron is making good on promises of systemic change, Austrian politics could largely remain business as usual under Kurz, whose hands might be tied both by his own party and any coalition partner. First the similarities: Macron at 39 is one of the European Union's youngest political leaders and Kurz will be Europe's youngest if he manages to form a government after his right-wing People's Party came first in Austria's national election on Sunday   Read More ...
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Refugees in Austria view new far-right leaders as existential threat
In the view of Syrian refugee writer, Tha'er Nashaf, it's a simple equation: Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is to Muslim refugees what Adolf Hitler was to German Jews in the 1930s.The Freedom Party polled a strong second in Austria's election Sunday - winning 27.4 percent of the votes - and will likely become the coalition partner of newly-elected Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's People's Party, which tallied 31   Read More ...
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In Election, Austria’s Nazi Past Raises Its Head
An anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim party won the Austrian elections on Sunday, and its leader might form a government with a party founded by ex-Nazis. So much for the hopes of spring that election results in he Netherlands and France hinted that the political tide in Europe had turned away from the far right. Last month, Alternative for Germany became the first far-right party to enter Germany’s Parliament since World War II, winning 13 percent of the vote and 94 parliamentary seats   Read More ...
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The Latest: Israeli leader congratulates Kurz on Austria win
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): Israel's prime minister has congratulated Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on his party winning Austria's general election. Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he spoke with Kurz by telephone on Monday and commended Austria for "preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its war against anti-Semitism" in recent years   Read More ...
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Netanyahu congratulates Austria’s Kurz, but silent on partnership with far right
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called to congratulate Sebastian Kurz on his victory in Austria’s elections, according to a statement from his office that made no mention of the success of the far-right Freedom Party. On Sunday, the 31-year-old Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) swept to victory with a projected 31.7 percent of the vote, ahead of the Social Democrats (SPOe) at 26   Read More ...
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Austria may see far-right in government
Conservative Sebastian Kurz to lead Austria Austria’s Conservative People’s Party (OVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz has declared victory in Austria’s national election, making Kurz the world’s youngest leader yet. The win was announced on Sunday evening after a projection by pollster SORA showed the conservatives winning with 31.6% of the vote, based on a count of all non-postal ballots   Read More ...
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From Haider to Strache - the FPO's march to respectability in Austria
VIENNA (Reuters) - Founded by former Nazis six decades ago, Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) long ago left the political fringes to establish itself as a mainstream party that could now return to power following a strong showing in Sunday's election. The anti-immigration and anti-Islam party is often associated abroad with its former firebrand leader Joerg Haider, who praised Hitler's employment policies   Read More ...
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From Haider to Strache - the FPO's march to respectability in Austria
VIENNA (Reuters) - Founded by former Nazis six decades ago, Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) long ago left the political fringes to establish itself as a mainstream party that could now return to power following a strong showing in Sunday’s election. The anti-immigration and anti-Islam party is often associated abroad with its former firebrand leader Joerg Haider, who praised Hitler’s employment policies   Read More ...
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Austria's next chancellor a 31-year-old conservative, early results show
Kurz's win could mean the country's far-right party joins a governing coalition Immigration was a key issue in the election campaign period Vienna (CNN)Sebastian Kurz, a 31-year-old conservative, is set to become the next chancellor of Austria and Europe's youngest leader, though he will likely need to form a coalition to rule, early results from Sunday's election show. The People's Party (OVP), which Kurz has led since May, is widely expected to form an alliance with the Freedom Party (FPO), putting the far right in an Austrian governing coalition for the first time in more than 10 years   Read More ...
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The Latest: Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austria win
VIENNA — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn't "dramatically concerned" about differences on refugee policy after conservative leader Sebastian Kurz won neighboring Austria's election. Merkel said she congratulated Kurz on Sunday. On Monday, she credited Kurz's "energetic" modernization of his Austrian People's Party for his success but said the strength of the right-wing Freedom Party is a "big challenge" for its Austrian rivals   Read More ...
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The Latest: Merkel congratulates Kurz on Austria win
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's election (all times local): German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn't "dramatically concerned" about differences on refugee policy after conservative leader Sebastian Kurz won neighboring Austria's election. Merkel said she congratulated Kurz on Sunday. On Monday, she credited Kurz's "energetic" modernization of his Austrian People's Party for his success but said the strength of the right-wing Freedom Party is a "big challenge" for its Austrian rivals   Read More ...
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Austria’s Rightward Lurch Is Europe’s New Normal
BRUSSELS — Instead of being a new lurch to the right, the victory of right-wing parties in Austria’s elections Sunday was another reflection of the new normal in Europe, underscoring how anti-immigration populism and nationalism have become the central challenge to the neoliberal consensus of the European Union, which seeks to open internal borders to immigration and trade, not tighten them   Read More ...
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Merkel - Strong result for Austria's FPO 'big challenge' for other parties
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the strong showing of Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO) in Sunday's election was a "big challenge" for other parties. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel added that she was hoping for close cooperation with Austria's conservative election winner Sebastian Kurz at the European level. (Reporting by Michael   Read More ...
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Merkel: Strong result for Austria's FPO 'big challenge' for other parties
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the strong showing of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPO) in Sunday’s election was a “big challenge” for other parties. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel added that she was hoping for close cooperation with Austria’s conservative election winner Sebastian Kurz at the European level. Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Michelle Martin   Read More ...
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Millennial in Austria set to become the world’s youngest leader
Sebastian Kurz is set to become the next chancellor of Austria and, at 31, the world's youngest leader after North Korea's Kim Jong Un (33) and Ireland's Leo Varadkar (38). Known as "Wunderwuzzi" (roughly translated as "one who can walk on water"), Kurz won Austria's general election Sunday with about 31 percent of the vote. He took over as leader of the center-right People's Party (OVP) in May and quickly rebranded it and introduced a more extremist stance on immigration   Read More ...
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Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria
At age 31, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party's victory in a national election Sunday. While no party won a majority, the telegenic Kurz is most likely to be sworn in as Austria's next chancellor — and Europe's youngest leader — after the tough coalition government negotiations that lie ahead   Read More ...
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Hungary happy with Kurz victory in Austria
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto congratulated Austria's Sebastian Kurz for winning parliamentary elections, welcoming his stance on migration as close to that of Budapest and calling him a personal friend. Austria shifted to the right in the Sunday vote, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with the young conservative victor. "We are happy that a sister party of ours won the elections   Read More ...
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Austria heads for right after conservatives surge to victory in elections
As the conservative Austrian People's Party (OVP) led by young Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is projected to have beaten the center-left party to be the biggest party in the snap elections on Sunday, the country has shown a political trend to the right despite the coalition still pending. Sebastian Kurz (C), leader of the Austrian People's Party (OVP), arrives at a polling station to cast his ballot in Vienna, capital of Austria, on Oct   Read More ...
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Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win as final results announced by the Interior Ministry showed his People's Party had a comfortable lead with almost all the ballots counted   Read More ...
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World's youngest leader: Sebastian Kurz, 31, declares victory in Austria election
Vienna: The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government. He edges out France's Emmanuel Macron, 39, in Europe, but technically not Vanessa D'Ambrosio, 28, who is co-regent of San Marino on a rotating arrangement until the end of October. At 31, Sebastian Kurz is two years younger than Kim Jong-un of North Korea   Read More ...
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Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win as final results announced by the Interior Ministry showed his People's Party had a comfortable lead with almost all the ballots counted   Read More ...
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The Latest: Election tally shows Austria turning right
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's general election (all times local): Austria's Interior Ministry says nearly completed final returns show the center-right party headed by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz won the national election, putting the 31-year old on track to become Europe's youngest leader. Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Kurz's People's Party received 31.4 percent of Sunday's vote, a gain of more than 7 percentage points from the 2013 election   Read More ...
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Who is Sebastian Kurz, Austria's Millennial chancellor-in-waiting?
Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s telegenic 31-year-old foreign minister, is set to become the nation’s next chancellor and the youngest leader in the European Union. Partial returns and projections after Sunday’s parliamentary election show that Kurz’s right-leaning People’s Party had pulled a commanding lead of the center-left Social Democrat and far-right Freedom parties. Kurz declared victory Sunday. Kurz, a Millennial from Vienna known for his slicked-back, dark hair and promises to curb immigration to Austria by mostly Muslim migrants, became foreign minister in 2013 at the age of 27   Read More ...
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Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win as final results announced by the Interior Ministry showed his People's Party had a comfortable lead with almost all the ballots counted   Read More ...
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Sebastian Kurz, 31, declares victory in Austria election
VIENNA -- Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win as final results announced by the Interior Ministry showed his People's Party had a comfortable lead with almost all the ballots counted   Read More ...
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Young party leader declares victory in Austria
Vienna — The leader of Austria’s right-leaning People’s Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe’s youngest head of government. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted. The projections had the People’s Party getting 31   Read More ...
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Austria's foreign minister declares victory in election, set to become Europe's youngest leader
The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted. The projections had the People's Party getting 31   Read More ...
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Young foreign minister's party leads in Austria election, and means a turn to the right
Austria’s People’s Party is projected to finish first in Sunday’s parliamentary election, cementing the nation’s rightward shift and paving the way for 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz to become the new chancellor and the European Union's youngest leader. Ballot projection's show Kurz's party receiving 31.5% of the vote, with the centrist-left Social Democrats winning 27.1% and the far-right Freedom Party with 25.9% of the vote, according to SORA polling, the Associated Press reported   Read More ...
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The Latest: Young party leader declares victory in Austria
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's general election (all times local): The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted   Read More ...
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The Latest: Young party leader declares victory in Austria
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's general election (all times local): The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted   Read More ...
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Austria's next chancellor a 31-year-old conservative, exit poll predicts
Vienna (CNN)Sebastian Kurz, a 31-year-old conservative, is set to become the next chancellor of Austria and Europe's youngest leader, though his party appears to have failed to win an outright majority, an exit poll predicts. Kurz's People's Party (OVP) will gain the most seats in the National Council, winning 57 of 183, according to the exit poll by state broadcaster ORF   Read More ...
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What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape
BERLIN (Reuters) - After a series of setbacks for far-right parties in Europe this year, Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) delivered one of its strongest performances ever in an election on Sunday and could rejoin the government after a 12-year absence. Early projections showed the centre-right People's Party (OVP), led by Sebastian Kurz, had won the most votes in Austria, with about 31 percent   Read More ...
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Young minister's party leads Austria vote, bodes right turn
VIENNA (AP) — Ballot projections showed the party of Austria's 31-year old foreign minister placing first in a national election Sunday, putting him on course to become Europe's youngest head of government. Projections from the SORA polling organization had the People's Party led by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz receiving 30.5 percent of the vote and the euroskeptic Freedom Party 25. 9 percent   Read More ...
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What Austria's election says about Europe's political landscape
BERLIN (Reuters) - After a series of setbacks for far-right parties in Europe this year, Austria’s anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) delivered one of its strongest performances ever in an election on Sunday and could rejoin the government after a 12-year absence. Early projections showed the center-right People’s Party (OVP), led by Sebastian Kurz, had won the most votes in Austria, with about 31 percent   Read More ...
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Young minister's party leads Austria vote, bodes right turn
VIENNA (AP) — Ballot projections showed the party of Austria's 31-year old foreign minister placing first in a national election Sunday, putting him on course to become Europe's youngest head of government. Projections from the SORA polling organization had the People's Party led by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz receiving 30.5 percent of the vote and the euroskeptic Freedom Party 25. 9 percent   Read More ...
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Young minister's party leads Austria vote, bodes right turn
VIENNA -- Ballot projections showed the party of Austria's 31-year old foreign minister placing first in a national election Sunday, putting him on course to become Europe's youngest head of government. Projections from the SORA polling organization had the People's Party led by Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz receiving 30.5 per cent of the vote and the euroskeptic Freedom Party 25. 9 per cent   Read More ...
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