Austria court orders presidential election re-run after serious postal vote fraud uncovered

Europe was plunged into fresh crisis on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the country’s presidential election.

The constitutional court ruled the election, in which a far-Right candidate was narrowly defeated, would have to be held again because of irregularities in counting postal votes.

The ruling means the far-Right may seize the presidency of a European Union member state for the first time.

h/t XB