'Right-wing shift' in Europe as Kurz elected Austrian Chancellor

Leader of People's Party

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New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photo: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres/Flickr/Creative Commons CC BY 2.0
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New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photo: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres/Flickr/Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

The rise of populist parties has returned to the agenda in Europe, with Austria electing 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz as the country's new Chancellor.

Kurz is leader of the People's Party and achieved 31% of the vote, according to preliminary results.  It is possible he could now form a coalition government with the right-wing Freedom Party, l...

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