The presidential candidate of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said if he were to win he would not swear in women wearing headscarves as ministers or appoint them as judges.

Norbert Hofer, who is hoping to be voted in as Austria's next president when the public take to the polls on April 24th, made the remarks in an interview with the ORF this week.

Hofer cited the 'oppression of women' as the reason why he would not swear in a woman wearing a headscarves to some of the top positions in Austria.

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