Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann listens during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann faced a barrage of boos and whistles at his Social Democratic Party's May Day rally on Sunday as his opponents demanded that he resign after the party was thrashed in last week's presidential election.Calls have grown within the party for Faymann to take personal responsibility for the election result and step down.Vienna mayor Michael Haeupl, one of the party's most influential figures, has expressed his support for Faymann, and said in his speech on Sunday that the party should focus on policies rather than on staffing.Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer came first in last Sunday's presidential election with 35 percent of votes, sending him into a run-off on May 22 against former Greens leader Alexander van der Bellen, who is running as an independent.
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