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Is Austria’s far-right FPO losing support amid Nazi scandals?

Published on 02 Apr 2018

Bridge Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez commented on Austria’s rising far- right parties on Al Jazeera on April 2.  Farid explained that the FPO’s latest spate of scandals highlights its failure to convincingly shed its past, but does not necessarily explain its recent loss of support. “Anti-Semitism, as we can see with the last scandals, is still as much part of many of the rank and file as well as the leadership of the FPO,” he told Al Jazeera, explaining that the party has focused its public ire on Muslims and refugees.

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