Jörg Haider,

Austrian politician, sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond when his far-right Freedom Party joined the government. His party formed a coalition with the conservative People's Party and amassed a 104-seat majority in the 183-seat Parliament, ousting the Social Democrats from power. Haider, considered by many to be a xenophobe, has made several pro-Nazi remarks, praising Hitler's labor policies and SS troops. Some European Union members froze ministerial-level contacts with Austria; Israel and the United States withdrew their ambassadors. Haider resigned from the party in Feb. amid the controversy, but remains governor of Carinthia.

Onel de Guzman,2000 People in the NewsDonna Hanover,