Austrian government in shock as far-right triumps

The candidat of the far-right Freedom Party Norbert Hofer drops his ballot at the polling station at the first round of presidental elections on April 24, 2016 in Pinkafeld, AustriaVienna (AFP) – Austria’s government was licking its wounds Monday after a historic debacle that saw the opposition anti-immigrant far-right triumph in a presidential ballot two years before the next scheduled general election.

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