Among the reasons for the modest performance: the SPÖ didn’t succeed in being perceived as ‘the original’ environment party
The previously strong far-right finally stumbled over its numerous scandals.
The snap elections which are held as a consequence prove to be difficult for the SPÖ
What FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache planned on Ibiza was not an isolated case however – it epitomises many parts of the government Kurz-Strache.
Maybe 2016 wasn’t that bad after all. For the first time an avalanche of right-wing demagogues that was about to roll over Europe, could be stopped. For now. The result of Austria’s presidential campaign, the victory of the presidential candidate Alexander van der Bellen was not only a huge relief but also crucial for Austria […]