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January 21, 2000
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A new governing coalition was formed in Austria that freezes out the far-right Freedom Party of Jorg Haider. The Social Democrats and People’s Party took the move despite the second-place showing of Haider’s party in last October’s elections. In a separate development, Haider sat with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and about 80 others at a dinner given by the Congress of Racial Equality marking Martin Luther King Day. Former New York Mayor Ed Koch later criticized Giuliani for not denouncing Haider. “Why didn’t he order Jorg Haider out of the hall?” said Koch.

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