Alexander Van der Bellen

Report: Austria's Van der Bellen won presidency with 53.8 per cent

Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidency with 53.8 per cent of the votes, 7.6 per cent ahead of far-right contender Norbert Hofer, according to the final count that was...

Careful counting delays Austrian election end result until Tuesday

The announcement of Austria's presidential voting result was pushed back to Tuesday as election commissions applied meticulous counting standards to prevent new irregularities, the Interior...

Austria counting postal votes but Green presidency is certain

In a repeat election on Sunday that gave Austria's far-right Freedom Party another shot at the presidency, Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen improved on his wafer-thin lead in May to...

EU leaders relieved as Austrian far-right candidate loses presidency

Pro-European and left-leaning politician Alexander Van der Bellen soundly defeated his far-right rival for Austria's presidency on Sunday, in a re-run election that left mainstream leaders across...

Austria's Green candidate for president defeats far-right rival

Austrians opted for a pro-European president by electing Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday with 53.3 per cent of the vote, projections by public broadcaster ORF showed.

Austrian presidential candidates optimistic as country repeats vote

The far-right and Green contenders for the Austrian presidency were both optimistic on Sunday as citizens cast their ballots in the repeat election that could see Austria elect Western Europe's...

Austrian voters choose between rightist, Green president

Austrian voters are casting their ballots Sunday to decide the drawn-out presidential race between far-right candidate Norbert Hofer and his Green rival Alexander Van der Bellen.

Green candidate warns of far-right takeover ahead of Austrian vote

Austria is at risk of becoming dominated by the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), Green presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen said Tuesday as he launched the final stretch of his campaign...

Austria's presidential candidate calls burkini ban "ridiculous"

Austrian presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday called the idea of banning burkinis "ridiculous," according to news agency APA.

Far-right Freedom Party challenges Austrian presidential election

Austria's far-right Freedom Party has challenged the presidential election that its candidate Norbert Hofer lost by a narrow margin, the Constitutional Court said Wednesday in Vienna.

Van der Bellen barely defeats far-right rival for Austrian presidency

Former Green party chief Alexander Van der Bellen has been elected Austrian president, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Monday, narrowly defeating his far-right rival by 0.6 percentage...

Van der Bellen promises dialogue with disenchanted Austrians

Austria's newly elected president, Alexander Van der Bellen, wants to foster a culture of dialogue after his narrow win against a popular far-right candidate showed many people "do not feel...

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.

Far-right candidate concedes defeat in Austrian presidential election

Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer conceded defeat to Green party rival Alexander Van der Bellen in a post on Facebook on Monday.

Austria, EU hold breath for presidential election outcome

The final result of Austria's presidential election was set to be announced by Monday evening, after Sunday's vote resulted in a dead heat between Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen and his...