A number of candidates contesting local councils in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, including a prominent Sri Lanka Freedom Party
(SLFP) contestant, are using LTTE songs for electioneering,".
The link-up between the centre-right People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, and the anti-immigrant Freedom Party
owes its existence to Kurz's decision that Austrians were tired of milquetoast centrist policies pursued by "grand coalitions" of the People's Party with the Social Democrats.
The vice-Chancellor is Heinz Christian Strache, 48, a former dental technician and leader of the far-right Freedom Party
The People's party's 31-year-old foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, becomes the country's new chancellor, and Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of the Freedom party
, his deputy, The Guardian reported.
The agreement ends more than a decade in opposition for the Freedom Party
(FPO), which last entered government in 2000 with the People's Party (OVP) that Kurz now leads.
All parties have kept their coalition options open, but the Social Democrats (SPO) are technically still bound by a party conference decision from 2014 that bans it from entering into a coalition government with the Freedom Party
Kurz has managed to take over the Freedom Party
issues and frame them in a socially acceptable way," (http://www.
Anti-Muslim Geert Wilders's Populist Freedom Party
are neck and neck in the polls with the centre-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy led by PM Mark Rutte.
It represents a victory for the Freedom Party
, which challenged the May 22 run-off, but also has wider implications that encompass other European countries.
The candidates were "far right" Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party
, who called for a stop to the unrestricted "refugee" migration into the EU, and the "moderate" socialist Green Party candidate Alexander van der Bellen.
Austria's right-wing Freedom Party
narrowly lost the country's presidential elections last month.
His rival, far-right Freedom Party
candidate Norbert Hofer, received 49.