Austria’s Resurgent Right Gains From Disillusionment with EU – Magazine Editor

Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

As Austria’s new right-wing government takes office, editor-in-chief of the Austrian magazine “Frank & Frei” Werner Reichel tells Sputnik Deutschland why the left is going through a period of unpopularity in the Alpine nation.

Not one but two crucial elections took place in Austria over the past 12 months, Werner Reichel, the editor of Viennese economic, political and lifestyle magazine “Frank & Frei,” [free and frank] reminded Sputnik Deutschland.

“The presidential election [December 4, 2016] was a very narrow victory for the left, in which all the forces of the left with the help of the media, the churches etc., supported [Alexander] Van der Bellen and this was celebrated as a great victory. Since then, the public has obviously had a rethink and the second, more important parliamentary election [October 15, 2017] has resulted in a great victory of the bourgeois-right parties, the Austrian People’s Party (OVP) and Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), led by Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache.”

“Time will tell what they make of it [the opportunity to govern],” Reichel told Sputnik.

According to the publisher of “Frank & Frei,” Christian Guenther, the victory showed that a conservative majority is possible in Austria.

“The question is whether the state has reached its limits in the social, educational and budgetary areas and how the new government can deal with that, whether it will even be able to bring the state back in order.”

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