|Austrian presidential candidates Van der Bellen (Greens) and Hofer (FPÖ). Van der Bellen won with 50.3% of the votes in a tight race to the finish.|
The recent elections in Austria are rich in lessons. Of course, we could analyze the results by categories of voters and notice that the workers overwhelmingly supported the FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria), or we could discuss endlessly why the results suddenly changed when the postal ballots were counted, making Hofer lose the lead. However, from a Canadian perspective, it would be pointless. We have no party similar to or vaguely resembling the FPÖ: all of the major Canadian parties, and I mean all of them, support mass immigration and are actually in a ridiculous race to know which party will increase it the most and appeal to ethnic votes.