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Hey Liberal Europe, You Are in Trouble!

A far-Right Eurosceptic was less than one step from becoming President of Austria


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The author is a popular Ukrainian blogger with a big following in Russia.


Norbert Hofer came 0.1% short in the popular vote, a microscopic gap between Austrian presidential nominees in the second round of elections. 

<figcaption> Not yet President but close</figcaption>
Not yet President but close

It doesn’t matter that the office is mostly symbolic, that the president doesn’t influence the economy or the country’s foreign policy. The very fact that a far-right party gained 35% in the first round and almost 50% in the second shows that Europe has a problem.

And not in some vague future, but now. A BIG PROBLEM. The clash between refugees and Islamists in Europe is not just unresolved, it is growing bigger with each passing month as right-wing parties increase their electoral support.

I don’t think that something like this is possible today:

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4708/130422193.2f/0_67b51_5b67fa21_orig

But it’s very likely that right wing Eurosceptics will come to power, tearing Europe apart from inside.



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