Cas Mudde, an associate professor of international affairs in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs, was quoted in a Reuters article about Austria’s Freedom Party.
Austria’s anti-immigration Freedom Party had one of its strongest performances ever in an election and could rejoin the government after a 12-year absence. Last month’s election in Germany showed a surge in support for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany. The refugee crisis of 2015 has left deep scars among European voters, especially in countries at the center of the storm.
“The German election brought populism back to the center of the debate and the Austrian election will strengthen that,” said Mudde, who studies Europe’s far right politics.