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Alexander Van der Bellen, the former leader of the Austrian Green Party and now an independent candidate, is winning Austria’s repeat presidential polls with 53.5% of the vote.
His rival, Norbert Hofer of the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria, is scoring 46.7% of votes.
The final results will be announced on December 5 when votes cast by mail are counted. The Austrian central electoral commission issued 708,000 such ballot cards, or by about 200,000 less than for the runoff polling on May 22.
2016.12.05 / 10:36