Alexander Van der Bellen - updates

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Austrian president sorry for breaching virus curfew at restaurant

May 25, 2020 - 12:41 PM

'I went out for the first time since the lockdown with two friends and my wife,' Van der Bellen tweets Sunday, adding: 'We then lost track of time while chatting.'

ALEXANDER VAN DER BELLEN. Austria's President Alexander van der Bellen and Switzerland's President Simonetta Sommaruga inspect a military honor guard on January 30, 2020 in Vienna. File photo by HANS Punz/APA/AFP

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

May 19, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The president will hold further talks with other party leaders over the coming weeks in order to fix a date

New Austrian president issues warning on populism

Jan 26, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Alexander Van der Bellen: Let us not be seduced let us not be distracted from the work of a united Europe Maintaining this peace project is worth all our efforts

Austria's president Alexander Van der Bellen is sworn in by the federal assembly at the parliament in Vienna on January 26, 2017.  Roland Schlager/APA/AFP

European relief at Austrian far-right election defeat

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The result is greeted with relief from centrist politicians across the continent

Austrian Presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen celebrates with supporters at a post-election event in Vienna on December 4, 2016. Alex Halada/AFP

Austrian far-right admits defeat in presidential race

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:46 AM

3rd UPDATE Norbert Hofer concedes defeat as projections show a likely victory for Alexander Van der Bellen

Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer (L) and his rival Alexander Van der Bellen attend a post-election TV talk round in Vienna on December 4, 2016. Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer on Sunday congratulated his opponent in presidential elections after projections indicated that he had lost.  / AFP PHOTO / APA / HARALD SCHNEIDER / Austria OUT

After Trump and Brexit, Austria far-right eyes presidency

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:57 PM

First Brexit Then Trump Now Austria?

NEXT PRESIDENT? Norbert Hofer, presidential candidate of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, (FPOe), speaks during his last election campaign rally in Vienna on December 2, 2016, two days before presidential elections. Joe Klamar/AFP

Austrian far-right gets election defeat annulled

Jul 01, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Norbert Hofer of the FPOe came top in a first round in April but then lost by only 30 863 votes to Alexander Van der Bellen an independent backed by the Green Party in a runoff

RESULTS. President of the Austrian Constitutional Court (VFGH) Gerhart Holzinger arrives ahead of the announcement of the verdict on result of Austrian Presidential election run-off at the Austrian Constitutional Court in Vienna, Austria, July 1, 2016. Photo by Lisi Niesner/EPA

Austrian far-right challenges election result

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:59 AM

We are not sore losers This is about protecting the very foundations of democracy

Leader of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe), Heinz Christian Strache, attends a press conference, on June 8, 2016, in Vienna. Georg Hochmuth/AFP/APA

Austria's new president: Green professor who beat the far-right

May 24, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Alexander Van der Bellen who won by a paper thin margin vows to unite his divided nation

epa05325431 Austrian President-elect Alexander Van der Bellen, who is supported by the Green Party, delivers a statement during a news conference following the Austrian presidential elections run-off, outside the Palais Schoenburg, in Vienna, Austria, 23 May 2016. Austria's Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka earlier announced the official result in which Van der Bellen had won the presidential elections run-off over the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) candidate Norbert Hofer by just a few thousands of votes. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Austrian far-right narrowly loses presidential election

May 23, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Alexander Van der Bellen wins 50 3 of the vote compared to 49 7 for Norbert Hofer

WINNER.A file picture dated May 22, 2016 shows then presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen (C), waving to supporters at the Palais Auersperg after the Austrian presidential elections run off in Vienna, Austria. Photo by Florian Wieser/EPA

Austria's far-right neck-and-neck in 'election thriller'

May 23, 2016 - 10:33 AM

UPDATED Preliminary results put Norbert Hofer 3 8 percentage points ahead but this slim lead could be erased once postal votes are counted

Presidential candidates Alexander Van der Bellen (L) of Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer (R) of Austrian Freedom party attend a television discussion after the second round of the Austrian President elections on May 22, 2016, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna. Joe Klamar/AFP

Far-right on edge of power as Austria votes for president

May 22, 2016 - 1:42 PM

UPDATED The vote pits 45 year old Norbert Hofer of the anti immigration Freedom Party FPOe against the Green backed economics professor Alexander van der Bellen 72

AUSTRIA ELECTIONS. This file photo taken on April 27 shows the two candidates for the Austrian presidency - Alexander Van der Bellen (L) and Noebert Hofer - as they arrive for a TV-debate in Vienna. Photo by Roland Schlager/ APA/ AFP