A hostile account from Germany’s establishment mouthpiece on Austria’s conservative leader before he won the election last weekend.
Der Spiegel (translated):
The passengers on Austrian Airlines Flight OS 87 from Vienna to New York are a diverse group: Between whining babies and Orthodox Jews with their sidelocks, a man takes his miniature pinscher for a walk down the aisle.
Right in the middle of the bustle, in window seat 25A, is Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, flying economy by his own choice, even though he is on his way to the United Nations General Assembly. Without complaint, he has folded his six-foot frame into the cramped rear section of the Boeing 767. He cuts into his chicken with plastic cutlery before taking a nap. Then, over the southern tip of Greenland, he opens up a bit about his mood: Things are going quite well for him at the moment, he says.
On Oct. 15, Austrians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament and Kurz has a very good chance of becoming the country’s next leader. “In the meantime, we have 150,000 supporters — and most of them have never been to an election event before,” he says. “And now you can see 4,000 of them who are coming and thinking, ‘See, be seen, be there.'”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Austria (AT) is estimated to have a population of 8.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.2 million.