Presidential elections Austria

Mar 2010
3,660
Czechoslovakia
Presidential elections Austria: the result is not known yet.
Some estimates favorize Hofer (Freedom party) other favorize Van der Bellen (Green party).
The result will be definitely very close.
 
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Bish

Ad Honorem
Dec 2011
8,206
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
I know its only a ceremonial post, but I do hope Freedom gets it. It might wake up those morons in Brussels.
 
Mar 2010
3,660
Czechoslovakia
I know its only a ceremonial post, but I do hope Freedom gets it. It might wake up those morons in Brussels.
Maybe ceremonial but if i am right Hofer thinks of dissolving parliament and preferences of his party are on increase.
 

Valens

Ad Honorem
Feb 2014
8,310
Colonia Valensiana
Latest results say both candidates are tied at 50%. It's likely we won't know the result until Monday.
 

Shtajerc

Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
6,743
Lower Styria, Slovenia
As a Slovene I have nothing good to expect from the Freiheitspartei, although they seem to be what Austria need right now. I don't know ...
 
Mar 2010
3,660
Czechoslovakia
As a Slovene I have nothing good to expect from the Freiheitspartei, although they seem to be what Austria need right now. I don't know ...
Europen countries ruled by nationalists can mean a chance for future tensions and possible wars.
European countries under rule of welcomers means terror and civil wars for sure and very soon.
This picking a less evil option is caused by the imbecile EU policy.
I see the FP as a much lesser evil than the suicidal Green party.
 
Dec 2013
266
Prague, Bohemia
According to the Austrian Ministry of Interior, Hofer gained 51,9% of the votes, although votes from abroad/absentee votes are still not counted and they may be what decides the elections.

It's also interesting to see that Van der Bellen won only in 2 states (Bundesländer) namely in Vorarlberg and Vienna, although in the other 7 states he got a lot of votes from big cities while Hofer scored points in the countryside.

Source: Österreich - Bundespräsidentenwahl 2016
 
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Valens

Ad Honorem
Feb 2014
8,310
Colonia Valensiana
Hofer winning the Presidency would propel his party in parliamentary elections. I wonder why didn't the ruling elite change the system for electing the President so that he is elected in the Parliament.

In many countries where President is just a protocol figure he is elected in the Parliament.
 

Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
36,314
T'Republic of Yorkshire
I said it before, and I'll say it again. Austrian far right leaders don't end well.