Van der Bellen has won election as Austria’s new president

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Series Details 04.12.16
Publication Date 04/12/2016
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The Greens-backed independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the re-run Presidential election held in Austria on the 4 December 2016.

He secured 53.3% of the vote against 46.7% for Norbert Hofer from the anti-immigration and eurosceptic right wing Freedom Party (FPÖ).

Van der Bellen would be sworn in as Austria's president in January 2017. He would be Europe's first president with links to the Green party.

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