Austria's interior minister proposes October 2 for election re-run

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 4:35 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's interior minister on Tuesday said he would propose Oct. 2 for a re-run of the run-off presidential election.

Wolfgang Sobotka told reporters shortly before a government meeting that he would submit the proposal to the government, and "the council of ministers will agree, I hope".

Austria's highest court ordered the re-run on Friday after four days of questioning more than 60 witnesses revealed widespread irregularities in the counting of the postal ballots.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla Writing by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Louise Ireland)