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Sad, sad, sad. The constant infighting hurt the SocDems (SPÖ, down 8 points to 27% since elections), less so the conservatives (ÖVP, town 1 point to 33%) The far-right FPÖ, which is scary without Haider too, profited (doubling to 21%), Greens less (14%, +3).

As far as I understand the story, the last episode concerned the EU. The SPÖ leaders announced an intention to hold referenda on future EU treaties in an LTE to a newspaper, and both the move and the way it was announced led to outrage within the party, within the coalition, within the population, and in the EU Commission.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jul 7th, 2008 at 05:03:12 PM EST
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