Austria’s far-right Freedom Party is gearing up for national elections on October 15.

Four years ago, the party took 20% nationally. The party’s leader Heinz-Christian Strache is courting voters on promises to prevent the “Islamification” of Austria, deny migrants access to generous welfare payments and boost the incomes of ordinary families.

“Voters don’t see us as a protest party – but a party with solutions,” says Hannes Amesbauer, who tops the party’s list of local candidates, dressed ...


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