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Ex Miss World to replace billlionaire as Austrian MP

Austro-Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach will withdraw from active Austrian politics and will be replaced in parliament by a former Miss World, the 81-year-old tycoon said in a newspaper interview published Thursday. "I will take up the seat in parliament but I don't know for how long and how often," Stronach, who returned in 2012 to his native Austria after decades in Canada to run in elections last month, told Oesterreich.

Canadian billionaire Stronach to end foray into Austrian politics

By Georgina Prodhan VIENNA (Reuters) - Austro-Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach is to retire from Austrian politics after a year-long adventure that culminated in a poor poll showing and the near self-destruction of his party. The maverick 81-year-old industrialist scored a disappointing 6 percent in national elections last month, after voter disenchantment with the centrist status quo had propelled him as high as 10 percent in early opinion polls.

Canadian billionaire throws money, ego into Austrian election

On a cool day in Eisenstadt, far from the prairies of Canada where he made his fortune, billionaire Frank Stronach rails against corrupt politicians, posing as the prodigal son who has returned to save Austria. "We need new values. But it's difficult for young people to have values when every week they read of a new case of corruption," he tells a small crowd in the Austrian city near the border with Hungary.

Tycoon-politician Stronach aims to put enterprise into Austria

By Georgina Prodhan and Michael Shields OBERWALTERSDORF, Austria (Reuters) - "The government is the management team of a country and unfortunately that management is made up of politicians."

Frank Stronach: from autos to Austrian politics at 80

Aged 80, billionaire Frank Stronach has achieved in his native Austria what he failed to do in Canada, the country where he built his fortune: make a splash in politics. On Sunday, "Team Stronach", the eurosceptic party that the Magna auto parts titan created only last September, won around 10 percent of the vote in two state elections. This, he hopes, is just a foretaste of what he can achieve when the whole of European Union and eurozone member Austria goes to the polls in September or October.

Austrian far-right loses power in stronghold state

Austria's far-right has lost power in its late leader Joerg Haider's stronghold of Carinthia after a drubbing in a state election, five years after the charismatic figure's drink-driving death. The election in Carinthia and in a second state on Sunday also marked the arrival as a political force of a new eurosceptic party created in 2012 by 80-year-old Frank Stronach, an Austro-Canadian auto parts and horseracing billionaire.

Hammering in Haider bastion for Austrian far-right

Austria's far-right lost power Sunday in its late leader Joerg Haider's stronghold of Carinthia after a drubbing in a state election, five years after the charismatic figure's drink-driving death. The election in Carinthia and in a second state also marked the arrival as a political force of a new eurosceptic party created in 2012 by 80-year-old Frank Stronach, an Austro-Canadian auto parts and horseracing billionaire.

Hammering in Haider bastion for Austrian far-right

Austria's far-right lost power Sunday in its late leader Joerg Haider's stronghold of Carinthia after a drubbing in a state election, five years after the charismatic figure's drink-driving death. The election in Carinthia and in a second state also marked the arrival as a political force of a new eurosceptic party created in 2012 by 80-year-old Frank Stronach, the Austro-Canadian auto parts and horseracing billionaire.
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