What can other politicians learn from Austria’s Van der Bellen when facing populists, extremists?

What are the main reasons for Alexander Van der Bellen victory and would you say there something from his campaign what is possible to replicate in other political campaigns when facing populist, extremists opponents?

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How does Austria’s Hofer fit into current populist wave?

As the results of the second round of Austrian presidential election in May were annulled, re-vote between leftist Alexander Van der Bellen and far-right populist Norbert Hofer is due to take place on 4 December 2016.

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Steve Bannon in the White House: What does it mean for the white nationalist, alt-right scene

Stephen Bannon of Breitbart was just appointed as the chief strategist of President Donald Trump. In general what do you think about this appointment and what kind of effect it might have on white nationalist, alt-right scene in the US? Read few comments.

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Politicians want to listen to the people after Trump’s victory. But it is not so easy

Many politicians in reaction on Trump’s victory claim that the lesson is that we have to listen to the people. It sounds good but what do you think should mainstream politicians do to counter this populist-extremist wave? Because it seems to me that their first instinct is that they will simply use more populistic rhetoric when talking to the people. Read few comments.

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Who will ride on Trump’s wave?

What kind of effect might Donald Trump’s victory have of various populist, extremist parties especially in Europe, how they can use this victory? Read few comments.

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Jo Cox murder: A recent tone of political debate has been hysterical and angry

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox is a huge tragedy. We still very little about motives of murder suspect Thomas Mair. Do you think her death may have any impact on British politics and society, and what kind of impact? Read few comments. (I have asked this question before Mair said when asked his name at court: My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.)

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Green President Van der Bellen: Will his victory change green (left) politics in Europe?

There were many discussions that if populist right candidate Norbert Hofer would win presidential election in Austria what kind of impact it may have on far-right in Europe. But the winner is Alexander Van der Bellen who was supported by Greens. Do you think that his victory may somehow affect Green parties in Europe, respectively less traditional left parties or not, and why? Read few comments.

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