As the BBC puts it
The new leader of the party previously headed by Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider has admitted the two men had a “special relationship”.
Stefan Petzner told Austrian radio that Mr Haider, whom he met five years ago, was “the man of my life”. …
Mr Petzner has described feeling a magnetic attraction to Mr Haider.
“We had a special relationship that went far beyond friendship,” Mr Petzner said in an emotional interview on Austrian national radio.
“Joerg and I were connected by something truly special. He was the man of my life,” he added.
More in German, from the Swiss side of the border.
Petzner is 27 and had been named head of the party and its parliamentary group after the death of Haider, who was 53. After the broadcast, he remains head of the party, but Josef Bucher, 43, now leads the parliamentary faction.