Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party, who says ‘Islam has no place in Europe’, is sworn in to power

Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party has been sworn in to power amid a heavy police presence as protesters waved ‘No Nazi pigs’ signs in Vienna this morning.

The party’s coalition with the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) was agreed on Friday along with pledges to stop illegal immigration and resist EU centralisation.

It will be led by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who took over the OeVP in May and moved it to the right, securing his party first place in October elections. At 31, Kurz will be the world’s youngest leader.

More than 2,000 people took part in demonstrations this morning, brandishing placards such as ‘refugees welcome’ and ‘Nazis out’ and ‘No Nazi pigs’.

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