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Austria releases final election results

Austria's Interior Ministry says final results give Heinz Fischer of the Social Democrats 79.3 percent of the vote in the Austrian presidential elections held last month.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Austria's Interior Ministry says final results give Heinz Fischer of the Social Democrats 79.3 percent of the vote in the Austrian presidential elections held last month.

It says Barbara Rosenkranz of the anti-foreigner and anti-European Union Freedom Party came in second with 15.2 percent. Rudolf Gehring of the tiny Austrian Christian Party trailed far behind with 5.4 percent.

Voter turnout in the April 25 poll was 53.6 percent, with roughly 3.2 million people casting valid ballots.

The election had widely been expected to give Fischer a second term.