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Far Right’s Hofer Defeated in Austria Election

Austria’s anti-immigrant candidate, Norbert Hofer, has failed in his bid to become the country’s first far right leader since World War Two, in an election seen as a test for the strength of populist movements in Europe.   Hofer’s campaign said the former aeronautical engineer, who campaigned on an anti-immigrant, Euroskeptic platform, conceded defeat to his environmentalist opponent, Alexander Van Der Bellen, who ran as an independent.   “The bottom line is it did not quite...

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