Norbert Hofer

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...

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...

Austria's Hofer softens far-right image on path towards presidency

Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has tried to soften his Freedom Party's far-right, nationalist image in a bid to win Sunday's election.

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.

Austrian rightist Hofer touts ties with Russia, US ahead of election

Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer highlighted his good relations with the Russian government and the incoming US administration of Donald Trump Friday as he held his final...

Is Austria next in line after Brexit and Trump?

Voters in Austria have a choice between a far-right and a Green president. No matter who wins, populism is gaining ground in the country.

Austria's far-right candidate raises possibility of EU exit vote

The far-right candidate who has been given a second shot at winning the Austrian presidency said in an interview Saturday that, under certain conditions, his country could hold a referendum on...

Rerun verdict on Austrian presidency vote gives far-right new shot

Austria will have to repeat its presidential election because ballots and voting results were handled improperly, the Constitutional Court ruled Friday, in a historic decision that hands a second...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party challenges presidential poll result

Austria's far-right Freedom Party on Wednesday challenged the presidential poll results and announced it seeks a re-election, alleging widespread voting irregularities.

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...

Austrians cast presidential votes on rightist, green contenders

Austrians went to the polls Sunday in a presidential election that serves as a bellwether for rising populist sentiments in Europe.

European rightists feel tailwind from Austrian election result

Far-right populist parties in several European countries hailed the victory of the Freedom Party (FPOe) in Austria's first round of presidential elections as a sign of growing support for their...