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Austria: FPO's Hofer casts his vote in presidential election re-run02:41

Austria: FPO's Hofer casts his vote in presidential election re-run

Austria, Pinkafelde
December 4, 2016 at 12:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Freedom Party of Austria's (FPO) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer cast his ballot in his home town of Pinkafelde on Sunday, as the re-run for Austria's presidential elections kicked off nationwide.

Hofer was surrounded by press who were not allowed to film or take pictures inside the polling station, a restriction which is in place to namely prevent election fraud.

Speaking to journalists outside his former school, Hofer said if he wins he is willing to work with both Russia and the US to advance "peace."

On the subject of refugees, Hofer advocated safe zones to be built in North Africa. "We have to bring them the safe way to Europe because so many people died in the sea," stated Hofer.

The two candidates, Alexander Van der Bellen and the FPO's Hofer, are going head-to head in the repeated second round of the Austrian presidential election. The results results of the initial vote of the second round that took place on May 22 of this year were annulled, after it was alleged that postal votes had been illegally and improperly handled.

Austria: FPO's Hofer casts his vote in presidential election re-run02:41
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Freedom Party of Austria's (FPO) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer cast his ballot in his home town of Pinkafelde on Sunday, as the re-run for Austria's presidential elections kicked off nationwide.

Hofer was surrounded by press who were not allowed to film or take pictures inside the polling station, a restriction which is in place to namely prevent election fraud.

Speaking to journalists outside his former school, Hofer said if he wins he is willing to work with both Russia and the US to advance "peace."

On the subject of refugees, Hofer advocated safe zones to be built in North Africa. "We have to bring them the safe way to Europe because so many people died in the sea," stated Hofer.

The two candidates, Alexander Van der Bellen and the FPO's Hofer, are going head-to head in the repeated second round of the Austrian presidential election. The results results of the initial vote of the second round that took place on May 22 of this year were annulled, after it was alleged that postal votes had been illegally and improperly handled.

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