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Norbert Hofer
Alexander Van der Bellen, a former leader of the leftist Greens party now running as an independent, waves to supporters as he arrives for his final election rally ahead of Austrian presidential election in Vienna, Austria, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Far-Right Candidate Defeated In Austrian Presidential Vote

Austria has elected a 72-year-old former leader of the Greens party to be its next president, narrowly avoiding becoming the first country in the European Union to vote in a far-right candidate as head of state.

May 23, 2016
Norbert Hoffer

Austria’s Far Right Wins By A ‘Landslide’ In First Round Of Presidential Vote

“As president, you have to be president for all Austrians, but that does not mean I will abandon my values. This is clear. I have my opinions which I will continue,” said Hofer after the results came in.

April 25, 2016