With the swing to the right, Austria’s recent run-off for the presidency lines up with Poland, Hungary and other European countries, where certain political forces stir up the public. 36 % of the electorate has voted for the Austrian Freedom Party’s presidential candidate. Most of the political observers conclude an irrevocable sign for a right-wing trend in Europe as a whole. Do European democracies run into danger?
Just in Germany, the political elite seems to be upset about it, however, politics is business as usual. The established parties are challenged to find an answer.