May 23

In Dramatic Outcome, Austria’s Right Wing Presidential Candidate Is Defeated Thanks To Postal Votes:

After yesterday’s presidential run-off round, the leader of Austria’s anti-immigration, right-wing party, Norbert Hofer held a comfortable lead based on votes from the ground, with Hofer leading the independent, pro-EU candidate Van der Bellen by 51.9% to 48.1%, according to interior ministry data. However, in the end it all came down to the postal votes, and as BBC reports, the Green Party leader, Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria’s presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU’s first far-right head of state, the BBC has been told.

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One Response to “In Dramatic Outcome, Austria’s Right Wing Presidential Candidate Is Defeated Thanks To Postal Votes”

  1. paul Says:

    I wonder where those votes came from? The Philippines?

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