Austrian vote a ‘good omen for Europe’: German minister

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Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) Vienna, Austria

Source: The Local

“If the first results are confirmed this will be a good omen against populism in Europe,” Steinmeier, who is to become Germany’s next president, told a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias in Athens. Austria’s Norbert Hofer conceded defeat on Sunday in his bid to become Europe’s first far-right president, as projections showed he was lagging behind Greens-backed independent Alexander Van der Bellen in a bitterly fought election re-run.

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  1. I agree that it’s a good omen, and hopefully Angela Merkel will be re-elected. Also, the Hungarian election. I was concerned, like so many others, that the far right might win the election there. So much is at stake with all those elections.

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