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Austrian Nationalists Form Coalition Government!

Last night the news broke that the nationalist FPÖ (Freedom Party) have agreed a deal with the centre-right ÖVP (People's Party) to enter coalition government for only the second time in the party's history. Nationalist leader Heinz Christian-Strache agreed the deal with People's Party Chancellor-in-waiting Sebastian Kurz last night. Now it's left to liberal President Alexander Van der Bellen to swallow his pride and ratify the proposed coalition government. [adsense] The Freedom Party entered government once before, in 2000, and the period was marked by abhorrent economic sanctions being placed on Austria by the anti-democratic European Union in response. The party buckled under international pressure and slipped away from the spotlight in 2005. But this time, things are dif...

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