Austria elects a millennial immigration hard-liner in the race for Austria’s Chancellorship:
Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz declared victory on Sunday in the race to become Austria’s chancellor, becoming the youngest head of state in the West. The 31-year-old Kurz and the center-right People’s Party defeated the Social Democratic Party, which was the largest party in the Austrian parliament before Sunday.
Austria – a nation with about the same population as Minnesota and the Dakotas put together – has been on the front line of Europe’s immigration crisis. The rise of the Austrian Volkspartei (Peoples Party) – which is called “far right”,- is not uncoincident with the rise of Trump in the US, and other parties that are demanding a very un-Euro, un-“progressive” approach to immigration in time of anti-western extremism.