Hofer is up against the former Green party member, now running as an independent Alexander Van der Bellen.

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— euronews (euronews) May 21, 2016 Immigration has dominated the campaign with 90,000 people claiming asylum in Austria last year. Beautiful #Austria on the verge of a polarizing presidential election #farright #Greens pic.twitter.com/roNlzeZVdF\u2014 Bethany Bell (@BethanyBellBB) May 21, 2016 The Freedom Party has campaigned on an anti-immigration ticket.", "dateCreated": "2016-05-22 09:46:28", "dateModified": "2016-05-22 09:46:28 +02:00", "datePublished": "2016-05-22 09:46:28 +02:00", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333374/1440x810_333374.jpg", "width": "1440px", "height": "810px", "caption": "Polls are open in the second round of voting in Austria's presidential election.", "thumbnail": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333374/385x202_333374.jpg", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "euronews", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png" } }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Christopher Cummins", "url": "cummins", "sameAs": "https://twitter.com/euronews" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png", "width": "403px", "height": "60px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] }, "video": { "@type": "VideoObject", "contentUrl": "https://video.euronews.com/mp4/med/EN/NW/SU/en/160522_NWSU_090A0-133207_E.mp4", "description": "Polls are open in the second round of voting in Austria's presidential election.", "duration": "PT47S", "embedUrl": "https://www.euronews.com/embed/333374", "height": "202px", "name": "Far-right Hofer set for victory in tight Austrian election", "thumbnailUrl": "https://static.euronews.com/articles/333374/385x202_333374.jpg", "uploadDate": "2016-05-22 09:46:28", "videoQuality": "md", "width": "385px", "inLanguage": { "name": "en-GB", "alternateName": "en", "description": "https://www.euronews.com", "identifier": "en", "url": "https://www.euronews.com", "inLanguage": "en-GB" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Euronews", "legalName": "Euronews", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://static.euronews.com/website/images/euronews-logo-main-blue-403x60.png", "width": "403px", "height": "60px" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] } }, "speakable": { "@type": "SpeakableSpecification", "xPath": [ "/html/head/title", "/html/head/meta[@name='description']/@content" ], "url": "https://www.euronews.com/2016/05/22/far-right-hofer-set-for-victory-in-tight-austrian-election" } }, { "@type": "WebSite", "name": "Euronews.com", "url": "https://www.euronews.com/", "potentialAction": { "@type": "SearchAction", "target": "https://www.euronews.com/search?query={search_term_string}", "query-input": "required name=search_term_string" }, "sameAs": [ "https://www.facebook.com/euronews", "https://twitter.com/euronews", "https://flipboard.com/@euronews", "https://www.instagram.com/euronews.tv/", "https://www.linkedin.com/company/euronews" ] } ] }
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Far-right Hofer set for victory in tight Austrian election

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Polls are open in the second round of voting in Austria's presidential election.

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Polls are open in the second round of voting in Austria’s presidential election.
The ballot could herald the election of the European Union’s first far-right head of state.
Norbert Hofer, of the Freedom Party polled 35 percent of the vote in the first round, well short of a majority, but enough to send a shudder through Europe as far-right parties gain ground in a number of EU member states.

Big election tomorrow in small #Austria: anti-Immigrant #Hofer (L) vs Greens' #Bellen. Could be populist breakthru. pic.twitter.com/AeaDBOl3eC

— Daniel Pipes (DanielPipes) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielPipes/status/734083178072281093">May 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b>Hofer is up against the former Green party member, now running as an independent Alexander Van der Bellen. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Presidential elections in Austria on Sunday: meet the two candidates<a href="https://t.co/0SbISF92yK">https://t.co/0SbISF92yK</a></p>&mdash; euronews (euronews) May 21, 2016

Immigration has dominated the campaign with 90,000 people claiming asylum in Austria last year. > Beautiful #Austria on the verge of a polarizing presidential election #farright#Greenspic.twitter.com/roNlzeZVdF

— Bethany Bell (@BethanyBellBB) May 21, 2016

The Freedom Party has campaigned on an anti-immigration ticket.

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