'Photo Finish': Austrian Presidential Election Heads to Run-Off

May 22, 2016 8:01 PM

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'Photo Finish': Austrian Presidential Election Heads to Run-Off

VIENNA — Austria's presidential election was too close to call on Sunday, meaning postal ballots were set to determine whether a Eurosceptic anti-immigration candidate would become the European Union's first far-right head of state.

A victory for Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer would be a landmark triumph for resurgent populist parties across Europe that have capitalized on Europe's migration crisis and widespread dissatisfaction with traditional parties of power.

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