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Austrian Presidential Candidate Hofer Admits Defeat

Published: May 23, 2016; 17:30 · (Vindobona)

Austria's presidential candidate Norbert Hofer admitted his defeat in the election via his Facebook site.

Presidential candidate Hofer admits defeat / Picture: © Freiheitliche Partei Österreich

As many as 885.4k voting cards for postal voting were issued, representing nearly 14 percent of all Austrian 6.382 million voters.

The result has been decided after 700,000 postal ballots has ben counted today.

Van Der Bellen secured a narrow lead of 50.3 percent, while rival Norbert Hofer got 49,7 percent.

In the first round of the presidential election, Hofer…

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