Court orders new election in Austria, opening window for far-right

July 1, 2016 1:11 PM

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BERLIN — Austria's high court on Friday voided the results of May’s presidential election and ordered a new vote, opening a fresh opportunity for a far-right party and posing new risks for the European Union as it reels from the historic British vote to leave.

The unprecedented decision sets up a replay of a bitter election that brought a sigh of relief from the E.U. political establishment when the candidate for the far-right Freedom Party lost by slightly more than 30,000 votes.

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