Far-Right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) doubled its support in the state of Upper Austria after Sunday’s regional elections.

Euronews reported that FPO party leader Hans-Christian Strache, said that the vote result has come as a surprise: “This result has surpassed our most optimistic expectations. It shows overwhelming confidence and overwhelming encouragement,” he said.

Overall, the controversial Austrian party came second as the right-centre Christian Democrats (OVP) retained their lea...

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