France's FN hails 'good result' for beaten Austrian far-right candidate

23rd May 2016, Comments 0 comments

France's far-right National Front (FN) offered its "warmest congratulations" Monday to the narrowly beaten far-right candidate in Austria's presidential election.

The FN described the 49.7 percent score registered by Norbert Hofer of Austria's far-right Freedom Party as a "good result".

"This historic performance is certainly the precursor of future success for all patriotic movements, both in Austria and around the world," it said in a statement.

After winning the first round vote comfortably, Hofer was beaten to the presidency by just a few thousand votes by his ecologist rival Alexander Van der Bellen.


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