Austria’s presidential campaign draws to a close

As Austrians prepare to head to the polls, the candidates have sent out their final campaign messages. Norbert Hofer of the right-wing Freedom Party has urged voters to ensure a “safe Austria” for future generations.

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Austria decides: The populist challenge

After a seemingly never-ending campaign, Austria’s presidential race came to an end on Saturday, leaving the decision in the hands of the voters.

A victory on Sunday for Norbert Hofer (pictured above, right) from the anti-immigration and EU-critical Freedom Party (FPÖ) would make him Europe’s first far-right elected president since World War II.

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Austrian election grabs spotlight in EU


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