This file photo taken on May 23, 2016 shows candidate for Austrian Presidency Alexander Van der Bellen during a Press conference in Vienna, Austria. / AFP / Dieter Nagl
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Fears over rising unemployment and immigration and anger with the traditional parties of power have fuelled support in Austria for the far-right Freedom Party, whose presidential candidate Norbert Hofer narrowly lost an original election runoff in May.Although a poll published last week found that just four percent of Austrians favored Trump while 90 percent backed his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, the effect of the U.S. result on Austria's electorate is unclear.Van der Bellen said that if Hofer won the election for the largely ceremonial post, it would eventually be followed by a government led by the Freedom Party (FPO), which currently tops the opinion polls with more than 30 percent.
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