Austria presidential poll result overturned

Austria presidential poll result overturned, by the BBC. As reported by the Wentworth Report earlier, the far-right challenged the result of the Austrian election, lost narrowly to the Greens. because of irregularities and suspicions in the mail-in vote.

Austria’s highest court has annulled the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by the candidate of the far-right Freedom Party. The party had challenged the result, saying that postal votes had been illegally and improperly handled.

The Freedom Party candidate, Norbert Hofer, lost the election to the former leader of the Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen, by just 30,863 votes or less than one percentage point.

The election will now be re-run.

There were shockwaves across Europe as the far-right party won its way into the run-off election.

hat-tip Stephen Neil