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    Austria’s Would-Be Far-Right Leader Statistically Tied

    It’s too close to call. Widely expected to win today’s presidential election, gun-loving Norbert Hofer’s projected vote tally is statistically even with former Greens leader Alexander van der Bellen. The Freedom Party’s Hofer, 45, would be Europe’s first elected far-right leader since Austrian-born Adolf Hitler. Identifying his nation’s threats as Islam, refugees, the EU and globalization, Hofer promises to put “Austria first.” If he wins after mail-in votes are counted tomorrow, he will certainly be first in the minds of those warning of Europe’s descent into xenophobic populism.

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