Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won Austria's presidential election. Meanwhile in Italy, voters considered a package of constitutional changes that could lead to their Prime Minister's resignation. Seth Doane reports from Rome.
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After an ugly and deeply polarising presidential campaign in normally tranquil Austria, whooping and relief on one side Sunday night was matched by disdain and anger on the other. Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen had already...Show More Summary
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Presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a former leading member of Austria’s Green Party, reacts in Vienna to news of his presidential victory on Sunday. (Matthias Schrader / AP Photo) Austrian voters have sent a message that...Show More Summary
The leftist’s win was hailed as the ‘liberal push back’ against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer The sigh of relief that followed Alexander Van der Bellen’s victory in Austria’s rerun presidential election on Sunday could be heard all over Europe. Show More Summary
Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the conservative Freedom Party. Had Hofer won he would have become the first far-right president in Western Europe since World War II.
A sigh of relief went through Europe when independent Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly beat his far-right rival Norbert Hofer for the Austrian presidency in May, diplomats said. Van der Bellen repeated the feat on Sunday ? the first...Show More Summary
Austrian voters Sunday rejected far-right leader Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party, electing environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen as president, projections indicated. The result, if it holds, reaffirms the results of May’s balloting, in which Hofer narrowly lost with 49.65...
Europe had braced for what could have been the election of the continent's first far-right president since World War II. But it was center-left contender Alexander Van der Bellen who tasted victory on Sunday. Vote projections showed Van der Bellen ahead of far-right rival Norbert Hofer, 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent. It was an election campaign […]
Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president. He will have earned some new friends among...Show More Summary
Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.
Norbert Hofer, leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), has conceded defeat to his Green party-supported opponent, Alexander Van der Bellen, as early exit polls suggest a win for the 71-year-old economist. At the time of writing, results show Van der Bellen leading Hoffer by 53.5% to 46.4%, with little expected to change as... Show More Summary
Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost Austria’s presidential election to Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, the BBC reports. “The elections had been seen as a sign of how well populist candidates might do in upcoming elections [...]
Alexander Van der Bellen defeated right-wing populist Norbert Hofer in Sunday's election.
The BBC reports: Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost Austria’s presidential election. On Facebook, he described himself as “infinitely sad” and congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, on his victory....Show More Summary
VIENNA (Reuters) - Far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer's campaign manager conceded defeat on Sunday to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen. Van der Bellen has a clear lead in Austria's presidential election,...Show More Summary
Green Party's Alexander Van der Bellen has clear lead over Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigrant Freedom Party.
Most observers expect a tight race between Norbert Hofer of the right-wing Freedom Party and Alexander Van der Bellen of the Greens.
We will get a clear insight into how much of a threat populism poses to western politics when Austrians go to the polls to choose their next president on Sunday. The Austrian presidential election sees independent candidate Alexander...Show More Summary