It took a corruption scandal to bring down the extreme right in the coalition government, but for the refugees that have suffered under their policies there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
The alleged video scandal puts the government in crisis, with Chancellor Kurz dismissing the far-right interior minister. Now the far-right wants to vote against their former partner. Can the ruling party survive the backlash?
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the snap poll for September after a German newspaper published covertly filmed footage featuring his far-right coalition partners offering government contracts to purported Russian businesswoman.
A decision by Austria to close seven mosques and expel as many as 60 imams has been branded by a senior Turkish government spokesman as a populist attempt to standardise racism and Islamophobia.
Austrian society is increasingly polarised politically and socially.
Around 20,000 people gather to protest against the new coalition government which includes the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which was founded by former Nazis.
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