Friday

9th Dec 2016

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Austrian candidate to campaign against EU exit

Independent candidate Van der Bellen is planning to win a presidential run-off vote on 2 October by highlighting the dangers of an Austrian exit from the EU, Reuters reports. He launched his campaign on Tuesday with posters that said "Stronger together - no to Oexit". His far-right rival, Hofer, narrowly leads in polls and has said Austria should quit the EU if Turkey joins or if Brussels gets more powers.

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