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Austria delays presidential election re-run

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>> A reelection rerun that could give Europe its first far-right head of state in decades has come unstuck. Austria's presidential election has been postponed until December because of faulty glue on postal votes.>>
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> Postal ballots also caused problems back in May when the country's constitutional courts scraped the result of the first election because of counting irregularities.
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The October 2nd election was to be the second attempt. It's a knife edge presidential bid. In May, Norbert Hofer of the anti-migrant Freedom Party came close to winning. His party successfully challenged the narrow victory of Alexander Van der Bellen, an independent, and former Green Party leader. Recent opinion polls put Hofer ahead.
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It's not clear now, if the extra months will influence voters to elect a far-right head of state.>>
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