Austria Will Revote

NYT: Austria’s Highest Court Orders Repeat of Presidential Runoff
“The challenge is upheld,” he said. “The runoff must be repeated in all of Austria.

The decision came after a week of turmoil in Britain, following its stunning referendum vote on June 23 to leave the European Union. Both mainstream political parties, the governing Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, have been deeply divided since the vote, and it is unclear who will succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, who has announced he will step down by October.

The Austrian presidency has traditionally been seen as a largely ceremonial post. But Mr. Hofer ran on a platform of making it more active, saying he would measure whether the mainstream parties of center-right and center-left were tackling the issues most important to the country.

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