Victory for Austria’s Greens and the left is a sigh of relief for Europe

The leftist’s win was hailed as the ‘liberal pushback’ against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer

Greens party leader, Van der Bellen, Austria’s president-elect talks of uniting country

“Obviously many people in this country feel they have not been seen or heard enough, or both. We will need a different culture of communication, politics that does not focus so much on itself or on publicity but on the real issues, real concerns and fears and even on the anger of some people in this country,” said Van der Bellen.

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