Austrian presidential election results are CANCELLED.

Truth.ie

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Recent refugee-terrorist attacks in Europe may have boosted the ratings of FPO's candidate Norbert Hofer, with his lead widening to 4 percent

The Gallup poll, conducted July 26–27, 2016, is the first to be taken after the attacks and focused specifically on how they have affected voter attitudes for the presidential election rerun scheduled for October 2, 2016.

The results showed that Hofer has a “comfortable lead” over Van der Bellen.

He has widened his lead and currently is on course to win 52 percent of the vote to Van der Bellen’s 48 percent, the poll said—adding however that margins of error meant that they still might overlap somewhat.

According to the poll, the margin of error for Hofer is set to a range of between 47.5 to 56.5 percent, and Van der Bellen’s is 43.5 to 52.5 percent.

It is significant, however, that even within this margin of error range, Hofer’s totals are still higher.

Hofer zieht davon
And like Brexit I imagine Hofers voters are more determined to vote.
 


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The far-rightist, Hofer has a six point lead over Van Der Bellen in the latest poll.

Far-right candidate ahead in polls to win Austrian presidency | Reuters

Recent statistics (released AFTER the above poll) on the vast increase in the number of illegal migrants into Austria certainly won't help Van Der Bellen.

Real Austrian Migrant Numbers Well Over 120,000

Brisante Zahlen: Enthüllt: So viele Illegale wurden in Österreich aufgegriffen | www.heute.at
A more recent poll has Van set Bellen ahead 51-49% see Wikipedia.
 

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A more recent poll has Van set Bellen ahead 51-49% see Wikipedia.
I think Reuters would be more up to date than Wikipedia.

Certainly the Merkele fiasco in adjoining Germany will help Hofer immensely.
 
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Austria's presidential election rerun also looms on December 4th (the same day as the Italian referendum) in what will officially be European Squeaky Bum Day.

Norbert Hofer, the right-wing populist candidate of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) is slightly ahead in the polls from Green Party-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

What might be an increasing factor in voters' minds is unemployment which will sharply increase over the next 2-3 years.

Austria awaits Trump effect for presidential election rerun

Rising unemployment in Austria to continue to 2020: economic institute
 

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Austria's presidential election rerun also looms on December 4th (the same day as the Italian referendum) in what will officially be European Squeaky Bum Day.

Norbert Hofer, the right-wing populist candidate of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) is slightly ahead in the polls from Green Party-backed Alexander Van der Bellen.

What might be an increasing factor in voters' minds is unemployment which will sharply increase over the next 2-3 years.

Austria awaits Trump effect for presidential election rerun

Rising unemployment in Austria to continue to 2020: economic institute
The Economist explains: Why Austria
 
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Oscurito

Some very good one-liners in that article.

THE Austrian mentality, wrote Thomas Bernhard, is like a Punschkrapfen (a punch-soaked pastry with colourful icing): red on the outside, brown on the inside and always a bit drunk.
And, with regard to the increase in right-wing populism around Europe meaning that isolating Austria will be much harder than it was before (e.g. after the election of Kurt Waldheim in 1986 or the FPÖ in government in 2000):

Once Austria was ostracised. Now others are Austrianising.
 

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It's fairly clear that the Turkish talks are dead in the water, at any rate.
 


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