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7 June 2023

An Austrian politician was declared winner of a leadership election, but then the decision was reversed after a mistake was found:

A major Austrian opposition political party on Monday corrected the results of a closely contested leadership election after it announced the wrong winner over the weekend due to a "technical" error: Someone had messed up an Excel spreadsheet.

At a convention on Saturday, Austria’s Social Democrats (SPÖ) declared that Hans Peter Doskozil, governor of the eastern Burgenland province, was the new leader of the center-left party. But on Monday, the party said Andreas Babler, a small-town mayor and lesser-known figure, had actually won, with about 52 percent of the votes.

The Washington Post, 6 June 2023

Full article: Excel spreadsheet error leads Austrian party to announce wrong leader