Austria Orders Rerun of Presidential Vote That Nationalist Lost

July 1, 2016 11:20 AM

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Austria Orders Rerun of Presidential Vote That Nationalist Lost

Austria’s Constitutional Court ordered a repeat of the country’s divisive presidential election after allowing a challenge by the nationalist Freedom Party, whose candidate narrowly lost a May 22 runoff.

The anti-immigration Freedom Party had filed the complaint alleging vote-counting irregularities after its candidate, Norbert Hofer, lost the May 22 runoff to Alexander Van der Bellen by slightly more than 30,000 votes out of more than 4.5 million cast.

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