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Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again
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Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again

by firstsource newsJuly 1, 2016

Court overturns result of election in which Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly beat far-right candidate Norbert Hofer

’s Freedom party will get another go at providing the first far-right president in the European Union, after the country’s constitutional court annulled the result of May’s presidential election.

The court president, Gerhart Holzinger, announced on Friday that the run-off vote, in which Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party (FPÖ) narrowly lost to Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen, would have to be repeated across the whole country after an investigation revealed irregularities in the count of the vote in several constituencies.

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