GREENS CLAIM VICTORY OVER FAR-RIGHT IN AUSTRIA

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Former Austrian Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen (L) has claimed victory over Freedom Party of Austria leader Norbert Hofer (R) after the second round of the Austrian Presidential election was re-run.

The initial ballot saw a 0.7% margin of victory, which was struck down by a court due to electoral irregularities. The re-ran ballot saw Van der Bellen win with a 6% margin.

Hofer’s campaign manager conceded to his rival shortly after the polls closed in the Central European state.

If Hofer was successful, he’d have been the first far-right Head of State in Europe since Austria’s other infamous son, Adolf Hitler.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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