The candidate of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) Norbert Hofer drops his ballot at the polling station at the first round of Austrian President elections on April 24, 2016 in Pinkafeld, some 120 kilometers south of Vienna. AFP / Dieter Nagl
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Austria's anti-immigration far-right triumphed Sunday in the first round of a presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a May 22 runoff.The result, if confirmed, means that for the first time since 1945, Austria will not have a president backed by either the SPOe or OeVP.Support for the two parties has been sliding for years and in the last general election in 2013 they only just garnered enough support to re-form Chancellor Werner Faymann's "grand coalition".
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