Center-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen beat back a challenge from a right-wing populist opponent to become Austria’s next president, bucking a trend of nationalist electoral successes across the West.
Today, far-right politician Norbert Hofer could become Austria's president, and therefore be the first far-right head of state in Europe since the Second World War.
In July, Austria's Constitutional Court
declared the presidential election in...
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 Van der...
Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two.