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Austria presidential election result anulled by court

Austria elections: Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian Green Party candidate, makes a statement to the media after winning the presidential runoff on May 23 (Representative Image.) Photograph: (Getty)

AFP Austria Jul 01, 2016, 10.58 AM (IST)
Austria's highest court on Friday annulled May's presidential election result following a legal challgenge from the far-right leader who lost by a narrow margin. 

"The challenge brought by Freedom Party leader Heinz Christian Strache against the May 22 election has been upheld," said Gerhard Holzinger, head of Austria's Constitutional Court. 


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