Election Austria uncertain because of the new rel

Election Austria uncertain because of the new rel

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Problems with postal voting are likely also the second attempt of Austria this year, a new president to choose to traverse.

The government in Vienna is considering the presidential elections of 2 October to defer because of the quality of the ballots for poststemmen leaves something to be desired.

“If an obvious manufacturing defect makes it impossible for the elections decent as possible, then it is my duty as the supreme director of the supreme committee for elections to promptly postponement to consider”, was minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka Friday know.

The past few days had multiple municipalities and eligible to vote their discontent about damaged ballots that the glue had let loose. They arrived, therefore, not, as is prescribed, concluded with the recipient. Already of at least five hundred useless ballots is, according to Austrian media reported.

The vote of October 2, which is now on the rocks, was necessary because the constitutional court the second and decisive round of the elections in may invalidated. There were mistakes made in the counting of poststemmen.

The constitutional court had the case bent, at the request of the right-populist FPÖ, whose candidate narrowly lost. FPÖ’Norbert Hofer came about 31,000 votes short to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Call to beat. If postal votes were not counted, had Hofer won.

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