Austria’s far-right Freedom Party said on Wednesday it wants the top job in the interior ministry in exchange for entering a coalition with election winner Sebastian Kurz.
Austria’s election winner Sebastian Kurz, who may form a coalition with the far-right, vowed “zero tolerance” on anti-Semitism in any future government, in an interview published in Israel on Tuesday.
Austria’s far-right looked set on Monday to return to power in a coalition with conservative “whizz-kid” Sebastian Kurz, the world’s youngest leader-in-waiting, in a fresh triumph for European populists.
The former co-head of the far-right AfD has kicked off her “Blue party” and its corresponding civil forum the “Blue Change.” Although Petry’s promises an alternative to the AfD, their platforms sing a very similar tune.
Austria is set to move to the right in Sunday’s elections with conservative Sebastian Kurz expected to become Europe’s youngest head of government and form a coalition with a right-wing party.
Chancellor Merkel says a deal within her conservative bloc on limiting migrants would help forge a new government coalition, but one of the key partners, the Greens, is skeptical.
The number 2 figure in Austria’s ruling SPÖ is resigning over a smear campaign against the main conservative party’s leader, adding to a sense of disarray on the center-left of politics weeks before the elections.
Poland’s governing conservatives have set up a parliamentary committee tasked with looking into the extent of World War II reparations they claim is owed by Germany, the new body’s head said Friday.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) defectors Frauke Petry and her husband Marcus Pretzell fed speculation on Wednesday that they might form a group to rival a party they now describe as overly “radicalized.”
Germany’s hardline finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to leave his post to become speaker of the new parliament following watershed elections at the weekend.