The Popularity of Right-Wing Political Parties in Europe

The ongoing migrant crisis and economic stagnation in Europe has boosted the popularity of some right-wing, anti-immigrant political parties. On Monday, a candidate with the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom Party lost the presidential race in Austria, but only by a tiny margin. The election came down to mail-in votes. Why are groups like the Freedom Party, which was founded in 1956, catching on now? Is something similar happening in the U.S?



  • Lara Jakes - diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times