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    Austrian Freedom Party right on verge of power, gun enthusiast Norbert Hofer leads

    A huge influx of asylum-seekers, growing unemployment and frozen reforms have left Austria deeply polarised and driven angry voters away from the centrist ruling coalition toward fringe groups. For the first time since 1945, the president will not come from one of two main parties, prompting national media to warn of a political "tsunami".

    Instead, the showdown pits 45-year-old Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) against the Green-backed economics professor Alexander van der Bellen, 72.
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    "It's a choice between pest and cholera. Whoever wins, I will wake up on Monday to somebody whom I don't want to represent Austria," said a mother-of-two in her thirties, refusing to give her name, after casting her ballot in Vienna.

    "I've chosen the lesser the lesser evil, but it's a frustrating election," another voter, Astrid Meister, told AFP. [my emphasis]

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/polls-ope...055930890.html

    A good turn of phrase, a new meme, "The lesser [of] the lesser evil." Hmmm, makes one think.
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    "Norbert Hofer, the far-Right Freedom Party’s (FP) candidate, has carried his Glock pistol around with him on the campaign trail."

    "He has argued a rise in gun ownership in Austria is a natural reaction to the migrant crisis."

    " “In uncertain times, people try to protect themselves,” he has said."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...o-demolish-ol/
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    Hofer loses presidential election by 0.006.

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    Sounds like a mandate ! Welcome immigrants that will change our country forever !

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