Europeans warily watching Austria’s presidential vote

May 21, 2016 12:39 PM

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VIENNA — Austria’s presidential election has significance far beyond the small EU nation’s borders. In a scenario that was unthinkable just a few years ago, a right-wing, Euroskeptic candidate is favored to become president.

Such a development would be the latest sign of political upheaval in a country that until recently appeared to be solidly in the pro-European Union camp.

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