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Norbert Hofer, the friendly face of Austria’s populist right

Wolkenstein, Fabio (2016) Norbert Hofer, the friendly face of Austria’s populist right. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Oct 2016). Website.

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With his friendly, moderate appearance, the right-wing populist Norbert Hofer has come within a whisker of the Austrian presidency. In December a second rerun of the election will determine whether he can lead the Freedom Party (FPÖ) into power. Fabio Wolkenstein looks at the extraordinarily wide range of executive powers available to the Austrian president, including the right to dismiss the chancellor and government. Will Hofer take advantage of them, or will he continue to lead the FPÖ into the mainstream and possible victory in parliamentary elections?

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:27

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