Right-wing populist Jörg Haider (58) died

The Austrian right populist Jörg Haider is Saturday morning in a car accident.

The Austrian news agency APA reported that the authority of the police. Haider is 58 years old.

The service car of Haider Klagenfurt in place as yet unknown cause shot of the road and hit over the head. Haider, who thereby ran only in the car sat, heavy injuries to his head and chest. He died a short time later, said .

Haider was premier of the State of Carinthia and the leader of the far-right party BZÖ. That party split in 2005 from the FPÖ, where Haider was formerly the leader of.

The FPÖ and BZÖ were the big winners of the parliamentary elections in september. Heinz-Christian Strache of the Freedom Party ended on 18 percent, 7 percent more than in 2006. The following of the BZÖ almost tripled, to 11 percent of the vote.

'' For us, this is like the end of the world '', said Stefan Petzner, Haider's Deputy as BZÖ leader, in a first reaction. As a politician, knew to provoke with very controversial statements about Haider constantly under more foreigners. Many times he had to appear in court to face.

Also abroad, he much turmoil. When Haider's Party in the Austrian Government in 2000, announced the sanctions against Austria even EU partners.

Haider leaves a wife and two grown daughters behind.

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