In Sunday’s “Day Of Reckoning”, Austria Braces For Historic Presidential Election Result
Six months after a hotly contested presidential election was voided after evidence was found confirming “widespread” voting fraud, Austrians returned to the polls on Sunday in a bitterly fought election re-run which could see the European Union’s first “far-right president” and boost the anti-establishment tide sweeping many countries.
Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigrant Freedom Party (FPOe) said he felt “calm and optimistic” as he cast his ballot in his hometown of Pinkafeld, 100 kilometres south of Vienna. Hofer, 45, hopes to emerge victorious after he narrowly lost to Greens-backed independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen in a first run-off in May, which was annulled over ballot count breaches.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2016.