Austria's marathon election: 'sloppy' breaches, faulty glue

Austrian presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (left) and Norbert Hofer (right)Irregularities in ballot counting, faulty glue and over 350 days of mud-slinging — Austria’s presidential race has turned into a marathon slugfest pitting far-right hopeful Norbert Hofer against Greens-backed Alexander Van der Bellen. With the curtain finally due to come down on Sunday, AFP looks at the peaks and troughs in the country’s longest-ever presidential campaign and the most turbulent in its post-war history. The only person blocking his path to becoming the EU’s first far-right head of state was runner-up and ex-Green party chief Van der Bellen.

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