Alexander Van

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An election party for Alexander Van der Bellen, who defeated the Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer to become Austria’s  president. Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

The sighs of relief around Europe were long and deep when Austria opted to reject the far-right, political extremist for president. For about 20 minut(...)

FPÖ presidential candidate Norbert Hofer. His campaign manager called Sunday’s result “historic”. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader /Reuters

Austrian voters decided not to follow the US example on Sunday, rejecting a populist presidential hopeful in favour of centrist candidate Alexander V(...)

Supporters paste a poster of Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front leader, on a wall in Frejus, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard

The surprise victory of Donald Trump in the US election has unsettled nerves in Europe. As elsewhere in the world, Brussels was caught unprepared for (...)

Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (left) and Norbert Hofer. Just 30,863 votes separated the candidates in the May poll. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s far-right populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) has been handed a second chance to take Vienna’s Hofburg Palace after the constitutional court ordere(...)

Right-wing Austrian  presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, whose Freedom Party has challenged the presidential election results won by the opposition Alexander Van der Bellen of the Green Party. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria’s far-right populist Freedom Party (FPö) has demanded a rerun of last month’s presidential election run-off which saw its candidate lose by al(...)

Independent presidential candidate, supported by the Green Party, Alexander Van der Bellen  and Norbert Hofer of far right-wing Austrian Freedom Party as they attend a TV interview on the Austrian presidential elections run-off in Vienna. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

The preliminary result of Austria’s presidential vote on Sunday showed far-right candidate Norbert Hofer ahead of independent Alexander van der Bellen(...)