Viennese citizens are abandoning the social democrats in favor of right-wing populists. The Freedom Party has been given such a boost that pollsters see them drawing level with the ruling social democrats.
The EU has closed its borders, allowing Libyan militias and African dictators to violate human rights. With policies like that, Europe is moving away from its own values, writes Krsto Lazarevic.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, who has resigned, only stayed in office so long because he had no clear successor, says political scientist Reinhard C. Heinisch. His resignation doesn’t solve Austria’s problems.
Vienna's city election has been a tight battle, but the center-left Social Democrats have emerged as likely winners. However, the far-right Freedom Party appears to have capitalized on anxiety over the refugee crisis.
Werner Faymann has stepped down as chancellor and leader of the Social Democrats. As Alison Langley in Vienna reports, his resignation throws the future of Austria's government into question.
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