Head of the Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache delivers a speech in front of Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz during a session of the parliament in Vienna February 25, 2015. (REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)
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The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) Thursday criticised the European Union's top court for upholding Brussels' right to force member states to take in asylum-Seekers, calling the quota system an "immigration programme".Heinz-Christian Strache, whose anti-immigrant party could become kingmaker in next month's parliamentary election, took sides with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban.Kurz, who also has a hard stance on migration, has been leading polls ahead of the Oct. 15 election with just over 30 percent.Austria's system of proportional representation is likely to produce another coalition government, and observers say Kurz's and Strache's parties are likely to join forces.
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