Austrian court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun

July 1, 2016 1:37 PM

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VIENNA — In a potential new challenge to European Union unity, Austria’s highest court on Friday ordered a rerun of the country’s presidential election, giving a right-wing euroskeptic candidate a second change at the office after his narrow loss last month.

The decision was unprecedented in Austria’s post-war history and beyond, appearing to be the first time that a nationwide election has been annulled and a repeat vote called in any European Union country.

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