by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Austria presidential election take II is coming up on October 2.
It’s a rematch of the May 22 runoff that pitted anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the FPÖ party against Alexander Van der Bellen of the Greens.
In Austria, the top two candidates go to round two of the elections if no one wins a clear majority in round one.
Round two of the election was the first since word War II in which both the center-right and center-left candidates were knocked out in the first round.