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March 1, 2000
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Jorg Haider’s resignation as leader of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party is widely seen as a ploy aimed at helping him become chancellor in the future. “Haider’s influence remains,” said Marta Halpert, director of the Anti- Defamation League’s Vienna-based European office. In his resignation speech, Haider made it clear that “this is not a withdrawal from politics.”

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