Refugee crisis fuels record result for Austrian far-right in Vienna elections

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) failed to win control of Vienna in regional elections on Sunday. The refugee crisis and migration were the central issues in the election debate. The results confirm that the refugee solidarity movement is not confined to the younger generation. The FPÖ had called for closing the border to all new asylum seekers and rejecting all asylum claims.


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