Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Joerg Haider, the Austrian politician who once praised Adolf Hitler's employment policies and visited former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, died in an automobile accident today...
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- ... The anti-foreigner Freedom Party and the nationalist Alliance for Austria's Future, led by Joerg Haider, almost doubled their votes to a combined 29 percent amid voter discontent over soaring inflation and slowing economic growth.
07.05.2002 The right-wing populist politician Pim Fortuyn has been shot and killed outside a media center in Hilversum, Holland. The anti-immigrant, anti-Islam politician was expected to make big gains in upcoming elections
January 23, 2003 Populist party loses in Dutch election. Voters appeared to punish the inexperienced Fortuyn party for the nonstop internal feuding and power struggles that erupted after Fortuyn's death and caused the collapse of the government after just 87 days in office.