The Guardian

Published: 7th December 2016

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/07/austria-green-victory-president-elect-alexander-van-der-bellen

Key quote:

“Just as in the Brexit vote, half of Austrians chose this openness to the world; an optimism about what humanity can achieve. That so many Europeans continue to welcome the cosmopolitan culture of our continent, against the background din of far-right rhetoric which feeds on people’s insecurity, is extraordinary. We should feel proud that the siren song of a narrow and self-serving nationalism has been rejected.”

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