He has actually done it again: Ex-Green leader Alexander Van der Bellen has been elected Federal President of Austria – for the second time. Contrary to the first round, the victory was even more pronounced. After the election of Donald Trumps to the US president, it seems even more surprising that not the right-wing populist Norbert Hofer was able to win the election, but the 72-year-old emeritus economist. That a clear majority did not follow the populist. Austria is now the most controversial president since Kurt Waldheim spared.
How did Alexander Van der Bellen do it?