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    Europe was plunged into fresh crisis a week after Brexit on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the country’s presidential election.

    The constitutional court ruled the election, in which a far-Right candidate was narrowly defeated, would have to be held again because of irregularities in counting postal votes.

    The ruling means the far-Right may seize the presidency of a European Union member state for the first time.

    Norbert Hofer, the gun-toting candidate of the far-Right Freedom Party (FPÖ) lost the election in May by just 31,000 votes.

    He was defeated by Alexander van der Bellen, a soft-spoken former economics professor endorsed by the Green Party.

    Mr Hofer’s supporters will believe today’s ruling means he can seize the presidency after all.

    The decision will send shockwaves through EU governments already grappling with the consequences of Britain’s vote to leave.

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    Europe was plunged into fresh crisis a week after Brexit on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the country’s presidential election.
    Hardly a crisis



    This will be interesting
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    The article stated:

    The Austrian presidency is largely ceremonial, and would not give the FPÖ the power to force through its policies.
    Seeing that it is merely a ceremonial role, do many Austrian people even partake in this vote?
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    What a surprise, electoral fraud via postal voting.

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    As a far right supporter I am ecstatic
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    Oh so the far right wing candidate could win?... Hooray....
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    Nevertheless, this will be interesting.
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    (Original post by TheCryingRemain)
    Europe was plunged into fresh crisis a week after Brexit on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the country’s presidential election.

    The constitutional court ruled the election, in which a far-Right candidate was narrowly defeated, would have to be held again because of irregularities in counting postal votes.

    The ruling means the far-Right may seize the presidency of a European Union member state for the first time.

    Norbert Hofer, the gun-toting candidate of the far-Right Freedom Party (FPÖ) lost the election in May by just 31,000 votes.

    He was defeated by Alexander van der Bellen, a soft-spoken former economics professor endorsed by the Green Party.

    Mr Hofer’s supporters will believe today’s ruling means he can seize the presidency after all.

    The decision will send shockwaves through EU governments already grappling with the consequences of Britain’s vote to leave.

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...fter-far-righ/
    Firstly, the FPOE is not a 'far-right' party. Their views and policies are very much libertarian. The limelight has been placed on their immigration policy, but it is by no means 'far-right' like the Front National.

    Secondly, this is hardly a potential crisis. This will not be the first time Austria someone from a populist party has been elected President.
    Finally, the position of President is more or less symbolic; he or she has relatively little legislative power.

    Quit it with the ignorant sensationalism.
 
 
 
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