May 09

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The Latest Casualty From Europe’s Anti-Immigrant Surge: Austrian Chancellor Faymann Resigns:

Two weeks after Austria’s dramatic result in its first round presidential elections which saw the right wing, anti-immigrant Freedom Party sweeping its competition, gathering over 35% of the vote and leaving the other five candidates far behind, moments ago Austria unveiled the latest casualty from Europe’s anti-refugee, right wing revulsion when the country’s Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned after losing the support of his colleagues in the Social Democratic party.

“I am thankful for seven and a half years and wish my successor much luck,” he said at a hastily arranged press conference, the news site reported. “I am standing down because I no longer have support in the party.” Continue reading »

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