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Jörg Haider

Austrian politician

Died when: 58 years 259 days (704 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

 

Jörg Haider

Jörg Haider (German: [ˈjœʁk ˈhaɪdɐ] (); 26 January 1950 – 11 October 2008) was an Austrian politician.He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, BZÖ), a breakaway party from the FPÖ.

Haider was a controversial figure within Austria and abroad.Several countries imposed mild diplomatic sanctions against his party's participation in government alongside Wolfgang Schüssel's Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), starting from 2000.Haider died in a car accident shortly after leading the BZÖ in the 2008 Austrian Parliamentary elections.


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