Far Right win 30% in Austrian Election

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Fisher_Gate, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Fisher_Gate

    Fisher_Gate Well-Known Member

  2. Groucho

    Groucho Wrapped in plastic

    Fuckin horrible.

    Tory and Labour equivilants were in coalition until recently. The centre are losing it; left alternative needed...
     
  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    This would make the far right the largest parliamentary bloc. At the very least the price of them allowing another govt to be formed will be a referenndum on the EU (whether the lisbon treaty will be all the referendum covers i don't know).

    Combined far-right vote around 16-17% last time
     
  4. Groucho

    Groucho Wrapped in plastic

    was the Lisbon treaty a big issue?

    There needs to be a referendum so we can kick that out. Can't allow the right to make the running.
     
  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    It ws one of the central issues from what i've read.
     
  6. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    A triumph for culinary conservatism!

    :eek:

    Fat Nazi cunts.
     
  7. Groucho

    Groucho Wrapped in plastic

    that makes some sense then. Most people would oppose Lisbon if they knew anything about it, but the political mainstream quietly endorses it. Ireland and France have seen left-led campaigns against the EU neo-liberal agenda. In the absence of that the right will make hay.
     
  8. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I didn't mean it was *the* central issue - immigration appeared to have that role, with anti-islam and anti-eu sentiments being subsidiary parts of that overriding issue, i.e even the eu debate was filtered through and was part of a wider debate about immigration. not the neo-liberal nature of the EU and the Lisbon Treaty. Very different from the situation in Ireland a few months back. It woulkd be very dangerous to simply write off this result (we're going on exit polls here still) as a misdirected anti0-neo-liberal/anti-eu vote. It seems to be rerflect much more than that.
     
  9. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    Heinz-Christian Strache:

    Nice

    The Freedom Party didn't do as well as expected, with the Alliance for the Future of Austria polling better. They seem to have taken the votes that were expected to do to the FP
     
  10. grogwilton

    grogwilton Well-Known Member

    What the hell is wrong with Austria?

    After a spate of people being found locked into cellars into adulthood and in a country with a small population.

    Weirdos.
     
  11. Fisher_Gate

    Fisher_Gate Well-Known Member

    Euronews is reporting that the two far right parties combined will be slightly behind (two seats?) the Social Democrats.

    Latest voting figures

    SPÖ (Social Democrats) 29,71% 1.316.091 (2006: 35,34% 1.663.986)
    ÖVP (Tories) 25,61% 1.134.837 (2006:34,33% 1.616.493
    GRÜNE (Greens) 9,79% 433.810 (2006: 11,05% 520.130)
    FPÖ (Far Right) 18,01% 797.993 (2006: 11,04% 519.598)
    BZÖ (Far Right) 10,98% 486.397 (2006: 4,11% 193.53)
     
  12. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    This is bad news. This follows hot on the heels of the earlier far right victory in Italy.

    Did that cunt Jörg Haider win?
     
  13. Fisher_Gate

    Fisher_Gate Well-Known Member

    Yes - his breakaway party from the Freedom Party - Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, BZÖ) standing as "BZÖ – Liste Jörg Haider" - got 11% of the vote and 21 seats (out of 183) up by 14. The Freedom Party itself also gained 14 seats to rise to 35 seats :eek: The two far right parties have 56 seats, nearly one third of the parliament, compared to 58 for the Social Democrats, 50 for the Tories and 19 for the Greens.
     
  14. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    Fuck. :(
     
  15. Al Kahul

    Al Kahul New Member

    What is it about Austria -these days they lock up an Austrian military Veteran who hides his young wife and large familly from the Authorities whilst go back 30 years and they turned a similar story into one of Hollywoods most beloved Musicals.

    people are SOOOO fickle.
     
  16. Al Kahul

    Al Kahul New Member

    Both far right loons actually hate each other and that pretty much keeps them from coalition -looks like its back to the old grand alliance.
     
  17. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    You still can't work out how and where to use large case letters. The word "musical", for example, does not require a capital "M" as it is not a proper name.
     
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Same thing's wrong there that has always been; conservatism, xenophobia and a willingness to blame outside influences for their own failings.
     
  19. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Apart from the conservatism it sounds a lot like U75.
     
  20. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    All I can say is that you must be looking through a pretty distorted prism to say this.
     
  21. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    He might be talking in an internet sense. Maybe he's trying to start a board war!
     
  22. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    If you say so.
     
  23. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    lol no I'm just having fun. It's not easy being American. :D
     
  24. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    Were you Yanking our chain? Sorry. :(
     
  25. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    You're right. That is one crumb of comfort in this result.
     
  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Not any more they don't.
     
  27. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    Really?
     
  28. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Just wait a couple of days...
     
  29. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    Will it be a cosmetic show of unity for the camera's and their supporters in a couple of days though?

    These two really hate each others guts.
     
  30. newharper

    newharper Manxome Tove


    Do you understand the meaning of this word?
     

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