Jörg Haider

NICHOLAS KULISH and EUGEN FREUND “Jörg Haider, Austrian Rightist, Dies” http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/world/europe/12haider.html

オーストリアの右翼政治家Jörg Haiderが交通事故のために死去。享年58歳。

Jörg Haider, the controversial and charismatic far-right politician who transformed Austria’s politics in recent decades, died of injuries sustained in a car accident early Saturday. He was 58.

Mr. Haider’s sudden death touched off an outpouring of shock and mourning in Austria, and it occurred at a crucial political moment for the country: between the parliamentary election in Austria two weeks ago, in which right-wing parties made tremendous gains, and the formation of the new government.

Mr. Haider, the governor of the province of Carinthia and the leader of the right-wing Alliance for Austria’s Future, was a populist politician known for his strong anti-immigrant and anti-European Union stances. He was most notorious for a series of outrageous statements, including praising the Waffen-SS and the employment policies of the Nazi government. Yet in Austria, his legacy may be the way that he helped put an end to the dominance of the two biggest political parties, the left-leaning Social Democratic Party and the conservative People’s Party.

See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20070716/1184582197 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20080130/1201709033 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20080924/1222284435