Disinfo: The recent presidential elections in Austria were rigged

Summary

The recent presidential elections in Austria were rigged.

Jo Cox’s death was just a play with the public opinion, the elites cannot let the UK leave the EU.

Disproof

Before the 2016 Austrian presidential elections, the OSCE/ODIHR undertook a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to Vienna. Its interlocutors expressed full confidence in the Austrian electoral process and the ability of the election administration to conduct professional and transparent elections. In contrast, OSCE Chair considers the 2014 Crimean referendum illegal.

The rest is conspiracy theory.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 32
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Austria, UK
  • Keywords: Brexit, Jo Cox, European Union, Manipulated elections/referendum, Secret elites / global elites, Elections

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Disproof

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Disproof

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