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Hofer for president in Austria on 4 December?


Presidential elections were held in Austria on 24 April 2016, with a second round run-off on 22 May 2016. However, the results of the second round were annulled and a re-vote is due to take place on 4 December 2016.

In the first round of the election, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party of Austria received the most votes. Alexander Van der Bellen, a member of the Austrian Greens contesting as an independent, placed second. Since none received a majority of the vote went head-to-head in the second round in May, but the Constitutional Court invalidated the consultation, since Hofer had lost to Van der Bellen by 30,863 votes and the Court invalidated more than twice the number of ballots.

While Hofer is generally considered ahead, polls still show the presidential contest as a dead heat.

Will Norbert Hofer be elected president after the second round re-vote 4 December?

This question resolves as negative if Alexander Van der Bellen is declared as the winner or if a winner has not been chosen by 4 January 2017.

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