People in Austria are preparing to go to the polls in a closely watched presidential run-off. The campaign has been dominated by how the country should respond to Europe's refugee crisis, and the two contenders represent vastly different approaches.
Sebastian Kurz took the Austrian election by storm by reshaping Austria's biggest party in his own image. During his inaugural visit to Berlin, DW looks at his meteoric rise to becoming Europe's youngest government head.
Czechs have started voting in the 2018 presidential election, with incumbent Milos Zeman leading pre-election polls. Pollsters say he won't win the votes needed to secure a second term outright, so a run-off may occur.
Austria's new chancellor wants his German counterpart to judge his government "on its deeds" and not on his far-right coalition partner. While both sides stress their closeness, it's hard to ignore what divides them.
The FPÖ, which was formed in the 1950s by former Nazis, is a junior member of Austria's right-wing government. The government wants people to withhold judgment until it can announce its policies.
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