The last election was fraudulent enough that the Austrians had to hold a do-over. Voters get really angry when this happens, or when politicians try to overturn an election with either legislation, or shenanigans.
The Oregon Death with Dignity Act is an excellent case study:
Oregon Death with Dignity Act: A History - Death With Dignity
On November 8, 1994, Oregon voters approved Measure 16, Oregon Death with Dignity, by a margin of 51.31% (627,980 votes) to 48.69% (596,018 votes). Oregon thus became the first US state with a physician-assisted dying statute. Measure 16 is regarded as one of the most controversial ballot measures in Oregon’s history. Despite its passage, implementation was delayed by court challenges for several years.
In December 1994, the case Lee v. State of Oregon became the Oregon law’s first legal challenge.* The plaintiffs in the case were doctors and patients who contended that the Oregon statute violated the Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments as well as several federal statutes. US District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan placed a temporary injunction on the implementation of the Act.
Eli Stutsman created the Oregon Death with Dignity Legal Defense and Education Center to defend and promote the new law.
In August, Judge Hogan made the injunction on the implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act permanent. The ruling was immediately appealed to the US Circuit Court of Appeals.
In February, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, in Lee v. Oregon, to dismiss the challenge to the Death with Dignity Act—another victory for Oregon’s new law.
Attempts in the Oregon legislature to nullify the law culminated in Measure 51, Oregon Repeal of Death with Dignity, which asked the voters to repeal the 1994 Act. In the November 4 election, the measure failed by a larger margin than the margin by which Measure 16 had passed, 59.91% to 40.09% (666,275 to 445,830 votes). Exit polls revealed that 72% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 83% of nonaffiliated Independents supported the Act. Support also cut across gender lines (60% of women and 70% of men). Although the majority of Catholics (56%) and Protestants (60%) voted against the repeal, it was “no religion” voters who voted against it overwhelmingly (89%)."
Notice how the acceptance of the law increased the second time the voters were forced to go to the polls. People hate it when the fools in political office believe they know better than the people. This is an object lesson for Brexit, and for the Austrian politicians who sought to steal this election. An object lesson seldom learned, but these people are at best fools, what should one expect.
This election result will likely put more pressure on a number of countries to follow Brexit. The desire of the EU to punish Britain, and the fact that Britain is doing well economically regardless of the EU pressure will buoy these sentiments. The EU seems to be filled with a particularly low quality of politician.
I give the EU monetary union 3-5 years before it either implodes, or is actively being dismantled. The trade union is likely to remain, and perhaps strengthen. This would be a healthy outcome.