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Today Austria... The normalisation of Europe's far-right

How did a 31-year-old get elected chancellor of Austria? And does Sebastian Kurz's meteoric rise signal a generational shift to unbridled identity politics? Kurz, a conservative, has been sworn in as part of a government that includes the return of the far-right to government - with the Freedom Party's leader his deputy and minister of civil service. The FPÖ also obtained the interior, foreign and defence ministries.


Produced by Daniel BARNEY, James VASINA and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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