French PM `relieved` Austrian ecologist beat far-right presidential rival

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday voiced "relief" over Austrian green-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen`s razor-thin victory over his far-right rival in the presidential election run-off.

French PM `relieved` Austrian ecologist beat far-right presidential rival

Paris: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday voiced "relief" over Austrian green-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen`s razor-thin victory over his far-right rival in the presidential election run-off.

"Relief to see the Austrians reject populism and extremism," Valls tweeted about the result from Sunday`s cliff-hanger vote. "Everyone in Europe should learn from this." 

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