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Migrant Crisis Boosts Far Right in Austrian Runoff Today

For the first time since World War II ended, neither of Austria’s two leading centrist parties will provide the country’s head of state. Instead, Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer - a far-right candidate - could win the position in a close race. Austrian voters headed to the polls Sunday to cast ballots in a runoff election that pits Hofer against the Green Party-backed economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen after Hofer unexpectedly won the first round with 35 percent of the...

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