But perhaps more importantly, the Freedom Party
got a mainstream imprimatur on its immigration policy.
When the Freedom Party
joined the coalition in 2000, the European Union slapped sanctions on Vienna to protest the presence of the far-right in the birthplace of Adolf Hitler.
While other far right parties in Europe have gained ground this year, entering parliament in Germany and making France's presidential run-off, the Freedom Party
is going further by entering government and securing key ministries.
The Freedom Party
asserted that the law had been contravened in one way or another in most of the 117 electoral districts, including the sorting of absentee ballots before electoral commission officials arrived and related violations of the rules.
The Austrian Freedom Party
has gained much popularity as of late, owed partly to its anti-migrant stance.
Neither of the centrist political forces wants to make a deal with the Freedom Party
, either, especially as a junior partner.
The reality is, the Social Democrat-People's Party coalition may not be able to retain majority in elections as a result of the growing weight of the Freedom Party
, which has gained from the refugee crisis.
The Dutch Freedom Party
was not present, but Wilders has made clear his intention to join the new group.
In 2012 the eight parties: the Development Democratic Justice Party, Arab Spring Party, Justice and Freedom Party
, Social Peace Party, Yemeni Labor Party, Development Freedom Party
, National Wifaq Party and Youth Development Democratic Party were all recognized by the Cabinet's Political Parties and Organization Affairs Committee as legitimate political organizations.
The Dutch coalition was from the start a minority government kept in office by support from the right-wing populist Freedom Party
. They didn't join the government because some of their policies were too unsavoury for their coalition partners: they voted for the government in return for some of their manifesto promises becoming law.
Hero Brinkman, a lawmaker with Dutch far-right Freedom Party
(PVV) has left his parliamentary formation, potentially jeopardizing the ruling majority.
In Minya, 270 km (170 miles) south of Cairo, the Freedom Party
founded by ex-Mubarak loyalists put prominent local Christian candidate Ihab Ramzy top of its list, helping it draw votes from the city's large Coptic Christian community.