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Austrian Center Squeezed out



Far-right candidate concedes in Austrian presidential race

Centrists eliminated

Jeremy Cliffe, political correspondent for The Economist, told CNN that the campaign was notable for the "polarization" of the political landscape.
Candidates backed by the two centrist parties who had dominated Austrian politics since World War II -- the left-leaning Social Democratic Party and conservative People's Party -- had been eliminated in the first round of voting, resulting in a situation where the center was "really nowhere to be seen."


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