>> Austria's presidential election on an eye fetch, but the party's already begun. Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer with a wafer thing lead and promising victory.
ovisional results put the Freedom Party candidate at 51.9%. He's leftist rival, Alexander Van der Bellen, at 48.1. But with hundreds of thousands of postal votes still being counted Monday, the outcome could go either way.
The post is largely ceremonial, but a victory for Hofer would make him the EU's first far-right head of state. Either way, the close result is a watershed moment for the anti-immigration Euroskeptic movement. All the more remarkable for being in a prosperous country with low unemployment. The result is due in the early evening Monday