Austria’s Far Right Hangs Hopes on Sunday’s Election
Could it happen there too? Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer thinks so: If he wins, he’ll be the first far-right head of state in Western Europe since WWII. But with ultranationalist parties controlling Poland and Hungary and surprise victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, Hofer’s optimistic about his chances and the appeal of his anti-immigration platform. Meanwhile, a video of an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor pleading with voters about the dangers of the far right has gone viral among Austrian youth, and polls remain too close to call.