Austria to Rerun Presidential Election After Far-Right Appeal

July 1, 2016 11:43 AM

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Austria to Rerun Presidential Election After Far-Right Appeal

VIENNA — Austria's highest court on Friday overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the candidate who narrowly lost.

It also gives the defeated candidate the chance to become the first far-right head of state in the European Union.

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