Austria’s president plans to swear in a new government Friday that includes the far-right party of Jorg Haider. Thomas Klestil announced the move after Haider pledged in writing to work toward creating an atmosphere “in which xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism have no place.” Klestil had demanded that Haider and People’s Party leader Wolfgang Schussel sign a pro-democracy declaration before he approved their coalition. According to the coalition agreement, Haider will not hold a Cabinet post.
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