Austria's far-right presidential hopeful inspired by Trump victory

By REUTERS
November 17, 2016 13:24

Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer sees Donald Trump's US victory as proof that he is on the right track with his populist Austria-first election campaign that includes calls to stop immigration.

"Wherever the elites distance themselves from voters, those elites will be voted out of office," the Freedom Party's presidential hopeful said in an interview with Reuters.

Like the US president-elect, 45-year-old Hofer sees himself as a nationalist who recognizes the concerns of ordinary people who have been ignored by a political establishment.


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