Muted protests in Vienna as far-right ministers enter Austria’s government
Austria becomes only country in the european union with far-right presence in government, as coalition sworn in
Austrias president has sworn inside a new government among muted protests from the far rights prominent role within the cabinet.
In the weekend the brand new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, from the Austrian Peoples party, struck a deal with the Freedom party, a nationalist group founded after world war ii by former people from the Nazi party and today headed by Heinz-Christian Strache.
The coalition deal makes Austria the only real european country having a far-right presence in government. At 31, Kurz may be the youngest mind of presidency on the planet.
Kurzs Peoples party won 32% from the election in Octobers elections, securing 62 seats within the 183-seat national council. The Liberty party came third with 26% from the election and 51 seats.