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World Moderate liberal wins Austrian presidency, beating Euroskeptic rival

Alexander Van der Bellen's election stands in contrast to recent wins by nationalist movements in Europe and elsewhere.

Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria's presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival Norbert Hofer.

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