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Austrian presidential run-off on knife-edge

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>> 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.
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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.
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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