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Far-right candidate narrowly defeated in Austrian presidential election

Alexander Van der Bellen 1a by Leonhard Foeger & ReutersAlexander Van der Bellen, a former Green party leader running as independent, pips the Freedom party’s Norbert Hofer..

A leftwing, independent candidate has narrowly prevented Austria from becoming the first EU country to elect a far-right head of state after a knife-edge contest ended with his opponent conceding defeat.

Alexander Van der Bellen, a retired economics professor backed by the Green…

Source: Far-right candidate narrowly defeated in Austrian presidential election | World news | The Guardian

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