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Projections: Austrian president wins elections

Projections: Austrian president wins elections

Projections based on early returns show Austria's president has won a second term amid low voter turnout.
The projections, broadcast on public television, show that incumbent Heinz Fischer has won 78.7 percent while his main rival, Barbara Rosenkranz of the anti-foreigner and anti-European Union Freedom Party has won 15.5 percent. Rudolf Gehring of the tiny Austrian Christian Party trailed with 5.8 percent.
Recent polls had predicted that Fischer would remain in office for another six years. However, Sunday's vote was being watched as a measure of far-fight sentiment in the country.
The projections Sunday are based on 55.7 percent of votes counted.