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Austria: Alexander Van der Bellen holds final rally ahead of presidential election 02:36

Austria: Alexander Van der Bellen holds final rally ahead of presidential election

Austria, Vienna
May 20, 2016 at 19:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leader of the Green Party and independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen held his final rally, in Vienna, Friday, two days before the presidential elections in Austria.

Speaking to the crowd Van der Bellen said that "this election is having massively impact on the direction of Austria for the next six years," adding that the country needs to make "A decision between an open, Europe-friendly, Europe-aware Austria and something different."

Alexander Van der Bellen will face Norbert Hofer, the far-right, anti-immigration Freedom Party candidate who, in the first round of voting, secured 35.1 percent of the vote with Van de Bellen, coming in second with 21.3 percent.

Austria: Alexander Van der Bellen holds final rally ahead of presidential election 02:36
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Leader of the Green Party and independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen held his final rally, in Vienna, Friday, two days before the presidential elections in Austria.

Speaking to the crowd Van der Bellen said that "this election is having massively impact on the direction of Austria for the next six years," adding that the country needs to make "A decision between an open, Europe-friendly, Europe-aware Austria and something different."

Alexander Van der Bellen will face Norbert Hofer, the far-right, anti-immigration Freedom Party candidate who, in the first round of voting, secured 35.1 percent of the vote with Van de Bellen, coming in second with 21.3 percent.

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