Austria & the Haider Factor
Hate & Haider
Hands Off Austria
Haider's Freedom Party Website
Joerg Haider's political career:
1950: Joerg Haider is born on Jan. 28 in Austria to a family of former Nazi party members.
1970: Haider enters the Freedom Party while a university student.
1979-1983: Haider serves as member of parliament for the Freedom Party.
1986: Haider elected as head of the Freedom Party. 1989: Haider elected as governor of Carinthia province, a post he said he would use as a springboard to the chancellorship.
1991: After publicly praising Adolf Hitler's ``orderly employment,'' Haider is forced to resign as governor. He takes up post of deputy governor.
1994: In national elections, the Freedom Party garners 22 percent of the vote - up from only 5 percent eight years before.
1996: Haider re-enters parliament as a member for the Freedom Party.
1997: Freedom Party continues to gain voters in Austrian elections for the European Parliament.
March 7, 1999: Haider again elected governor of Carinthia province with 42 percent of the vote.
Oct. 3, 1999: Haider's Freedom Party finishes second in national elections.
Feb. 1, 2000: Haider's party announces deal on governing coalition with conservative People's Party.
Feb. 4, 2000: Swearing in of new Austrian government, with half of party ministers from Haider's party
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