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    Final Decision on Date of Austria Presidential Re-run Due Friday

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    A spokesperson for the Austrian Interior Ministry confirmed that there is a proposal from the Interior Minister to hold a re-run of presidential elections in the country on October 2.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The final decision on the date of Austrian presidential election re-run will be made on Friday, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry told Sputnik on Tuesday after country’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka proposed to hold the vote on October 2.

    “I can confirm that there is a proposal from the Interior Minister [to hold a re-run on October 2]. But the decision has to be taken by the Federal Government together with the National Assembly. Decision-taking is expected for Friday this week,” Karl-Heinz Grundböck said.


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