Green party's Van der Bellen narrowly wins Austrian presidential vote

Former Green party chief Alexander Van der Bellen has been elected Austrian president, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka says after all votes were counted.

The 72-year-old former professor of economics received 50.3 per cent of the votes.

His rival, far-right Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer, received 49.7 per cent.

Van der Bellen will succeed current president Heinz Fischer beginning July 8.

Last update: Mon, 23/05/2016 - 17:31
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