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Austrian Presidential Election:Rise of the right?

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/735682/Austrian-presidential-election-2016-who-win-Norbert-Hofer-latest-polls-odds-predictions

'The candidate for Austria’s right-wing populist Freedom Party has a narrow lead in the polls ahead of the Austrian presidential election in December.

Norbert Hofer narrowly lost out to Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen in the last knife-edge presidential election in May.

But he has been given another chance to become President after the May election result was overturned due to vote-counting irregularities.

 

This time around Mr Hofer’s odds of becoming the next Austrian President are 4/9, according to bookmaker Paddy Power as of November 23.

Mr Van der Bellen is just behind him in the polls and has odds of 13/8 with less than two weeks to go until the re-run on Sunday December 4.

The presidential race is once again very tight after Mr Van der Bellen won the May election run-off with a tiny margin of 50.3% to 49.7%.

 

Mr Hofer has been given a boost by Donald Trump’s populist victory in America and the anti-establishment vote for Brexit in the UK.

If he wins the election, National Front leader Marine Le Pen will seize on his victory to further her campaign to become the next French President.

Ms Le Pen and far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders could ride the wave of populist revolt to win the French and Dutch elections in 2017.

In Austria, the candidates of both governing parties, the Social Democratic Party and the Austrian People’s Party, failed to make the run-off.

If Mr Hofer triumphs, he will become Europe’s first far-right leader to be elected since the end of the Second World War.'

 

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/22/austrian-establishment-conservatives-back-far-left-candidate/

'Conservatives from the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) have released statements telling their supporters not to back anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer.

The establishment conservatives claim that Hofer would not be a “dependable” president and stoked fears of a possible Austrian exit from the European Union (EU) in a manifesto released by the party, reports Die Welt.'

 

 

 

Separate threads for separate elections.

 

Interesting times.

 

 

 

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Freedom (from the NWO) is catchy

 

Mr Hofer has been given a boost by Donald Trump’s populist victory in America and the anti-establishment vote for Brexit in the UK.

If he wins the election, National Front leader Marine Le Pen will seize on his victory to further her campaign to become the next French President.

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http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2016/11/28/2003660122

 

'For example, at a job center in Vienna’s fifth district, manager Astrid Mayer is busy.

“Things are getting worse every year,” Mayer told reporters. “The figures speak for themselves. I’ve been here for 15 years and I’ve never seen it like this.”

When Mayer started, the jobless rate was “three point something,” she said.

Now it is 8.6 percent. Adjusted to compare with the rest of the EU, it is 6.3 percent, no longer the lowest in the bloc.

Doris Blei is one of the lucky ones. The 48-year-old has found a new job after being laid off by her bank.

“Lots of banks are reducing headcount. It’s hard, particularly when you get older,” she told reporters as she lined up.

Even those in work do not necessarily have it easy. About 400,000 people are classified as the “working poor” — in employment but unable to get by.

Austria is on the crossroads between Italy, Germany and the EU’s newer eastern members. Bordering eight countries, it lives off tourism, agriculture and, most importantly, selling goods abroad.

Like Germany, the Alpine nation of 8.7 million people boasts a raft of world-beating exporters. Glock guns, Novomatic gaming machines and energy drink Red Bull are all Austrian, as is motorbike maker KTM.

Growth has picked up and unemployment fallen this year. The government has cut some taxes.

“People have in fact never had it so good,” Schellhorn told reporters. “But there is a feeling that things are getting worse.”

Just 23 percent of Austrians are optimistic about the future, a recent Imas survey showed.'

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/antimigrant-hipsters-cheer-far-right-in-austrian-rerun-vote/news-story/9b412af18e84a5317aad6ab59ff5ecb7?nk=173de862206e97a490a73437b622d26b-1480277422

 

‘Anti-migrant hipsters’ cheer far right in Austrian rerun vote

They call themselves the “Identitarians” — a fast-growing movement of “right-wing hipsters” who fiercely oppose migration and are fuelling a surge of populist politicians across Europe.

Mainly students or young professionals under the age of 30 and skilled in the use of social media, they are supporting Norbert Hofer, who could become the EU’s first far-right head of state if he wins Austria’s presidential elections next Sunday.

“We are not campaigning for anyone, but we hope that the patriotic candidate will win, and that is Norbert Hofer,” said Martin Sellner, a spokesman for the Austrian Identitarian movement.

Mr Hofer’s Freedom Party of Austria “carries the hope of the majority of citizens”, he said.'

Getting a mixture of working class anger, and libertarian right.Wonder where we've seen that before.

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Anyone else smelling a re-rigging rat?

 

Naturally two-limo never-elected Schulz just had to gloat:

 

#vanderbellens victory is a heavy defeat of nationalism and anti-European, backward-looking populism

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"Anyone else smelling a re-rigging rat?"

 

After the defeat of America's satanic queen (Hillary), the elites may make stronger efforts at rigging elections

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