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Postal votes to decide whether Austria elects Europe's first right head of state

May 23rd, 2016

Episode 728 of 901 episodes

A near dead heat at polling stations means a count of postal votes will decide whether Austria's far right Freedom Party candidate becomes the country's president. Some observers believe a win for Norbert Hofer would encourage the rise of other far right parties across Europe. We speak to the new Chief Executive of the AXA insurance giant, Thomas Buberl, which has announced it's to sell all its tobacco related investments. And our reporter meets the people of one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in England, who are waiting to hear whether an energy company is going to be allowed to start fracking for shale gas in the land beneath their homes.

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