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 head of Austria's nationalist Freedom Party wants to place refugees in army barracks. Critics are appalled. But this isn't the first time the FPÖ has made headlines with populist campaigns.
Meeting in Prague, right-wing leaders from across Europe have praised Austria's anti-immigration party joining the new coalition government. The politicians are seeking to build cooperation among populists.
The far-right populist Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.
Austria's Freedom Party, FPÖ, has a good chance of being part of the country's next government — not for the first time. Unlike the German AfD, Austria's far-right party has long since cast aside its pariah status.
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