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>> Austria is now set to become the only Western European country with a far right party in government. That's after the fresh faced leader of the Conservative party Sebastian Kurz welcomed a coalition deal with the Anti-Immigration Freedom party. Austria's parliamentary election two months ago was dominated by Europe's migration crisis.
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Kurz's party won with its hard line on immigration. Its policies overlap with the Freedom party, which came in third with 26% of the vote. Both parties say they want to make fighting radical Islam a priority. Other far right parties have gained ground in Europe this year, entering parliament in Germany and making France's presidential run off.
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While the FPO is going further by entering government and securing key ministries, it's set to be poised to secure the interior foreign and defense ministries. When it last entered government in 2000, other EU countries imposed sanctions on Vienna in protest. But with the rise of populist parties in western countries, there's unlikely to be a similar backlash this time.