Austrian presidential hopeful tightens security after death threat

Austrian presidential hopeful tightens security after death threat
 

A death threat by an apparent neo-Nazi on Twitter has prompted Austria's independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen to reinforce his personal security with members of the police special forces, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Van der Bellen, a former leader of the Greens, narrowly beat Norbert Hofer of the far-right freedom Party in a May run-off election, only for the result to be overturned because of widespread irregularities in the count, though no foul play was uncovered. The re-run will be held on Dec. 4.
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12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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