Who thinks that the ruling elite will seriously look into these cases?
If the shoe was on the other foot, there would be official calls for investigations and in a 24/7 news loop. But since its the outcome they all favor…..one hears the sound of crickets chirping.
Freedom Party claims election fraud rife
Published: 29 May 2016 20:58 GMT+02:00
“We are going to get the countless indications (of irregularities) looked at by an independent, neutral body and then decide” whether to challenge the result, Freedom Party (FPÖ) head Heinz-Christian Strache said.
“There are lots of indications coming from voters, and so far five criminal complaints where the law was obviously broken,” he told the populist Kronen-Zeitung daily in an interview published on Sunday.
“The result of the election could change,” Strache said.
Last Sunday’s election saw the FPÖ’s candidate Norbert Hofer fail by just 31,026 votes to become the European Union’s first president from the continent’s increasingly popular anti-immigration far-right.
Prompting huge relief from Europe’s centrist parties, former Green Party chief Alexander Van der Bellen was instead declared to have won the runoff for Austria’s largely ceremonial but coveted presidency.
Mirroring the rise of other populists in Europe and beyond, Hofer had tapped into unease about immigration and Austria’s faltering economy to win support not just among poorer, less educated voters but across the board.