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Eurosceptic billionaire starts Austrian election campaign

Eurosceptic auto parts magnate Frank Stronach launched his Austrian election campaign on Thursday, presenting himself as an honest man of the people to a public tired of corrupt politicians and hungry for change, Reuters reports. Despite a lack of clear policies and confusion over his attitude to the crisis-hit euro, 40% of Austrians already want to see Stronach's party - Team Stronach - in the next coalition government, according to a survey published in Der Standard. Recent polls show that Stronach would be the first choice of around 10% of Austrian voters, mainly at the expense of former supporters of the far-right Freedom Party and the alternative Pirate Party, which attracts a protest vote. Stronach reiterated his call for giving each member of the euro zone its "own" currency whose value would fluctuate in line with its fiscal and financial strength. He emphasised that as a child of war he was in favour of a united Europe to maintain peace on the continent, but would resist being dictated to by Brussels, Washington, Beijing, Moscow or anyone else.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 05:28:48 AM EST
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