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    1/3 Yes, that c.46-7% of Austrians backed Hofer is grim. But it's worth stressing what an achievement Van der Bellen's win is.

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    2/3 In country w/ deep far-right tradition, a dull EU-federalist lefty has beaten v polished,"detoxified" (even pro-EU membership) far-right

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    3/3 And he has done so with near-no mainstream support (some in ÖVP pro-Hofer) & near-no proper machine. The "Trump wave" has its limits.

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