Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Austria conservative leader Sebastian Kurz to have coalition talks with far-right Freedom Party



Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz says he will try to form a government with the controversial right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) following his victory in last week's election.
 
After meeting all the other parties in parliament, Mr Kurz chose - in a widely predicted move - to open talks with a group that shared some of his key policies.
 
 
The conservatives and the far-right FPO campaigned for tougher immigration controls and quick deportations of failed asylum seekers.


Mr Kurz's party promised a crackdown on radical Islam but FPO leaders went even further, saying Islam "has no place" in Austria.


The conservative leader said his FPO counterpart Heinz-Christian Strache had shown "a will to bring about change in Austria together" and announced he hopes to form a government by Christmas.


Mr Kurz's party won last week's parliamentary election with 31.5% of the vote, meaning he must form a coalition with either the FPO or the Social Democrats (SPO) in order to govern effectively.


Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz says he will try to form a government with the controversial right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) following his victory in last week's election.
 
 
After meeting all the other parties in parliament, Mr Kurz chose - in a widely predicted move - to open talks with a group that shared some of his key policies.
 
 
The conservatives and the far-right FPO campaigned for tougher immigration controls and quick deportations of failed asylum seekers.


Mr Kurz's party promised a crackdown on radical Islam but FPO leaders went even further, saying Islam "has no place" in Austria.


The conservative leader said his FPO counterpart Heinz-Christian Strache had shown "a will to bring about change in Austria together" and announced he hopes to form a government by Christmas.


Mr Kurz's party won last week's parliamentary election with 31.5% of the vote, meaning he must form a coalition with either the FPO or the Social Democrats (SPO) in order to govern effectively.




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