From The Local:
Left-winger van der Bellen wins Austrian presidential election
In the end there was just a 0.6 percent difference, with Van der Bellen receiving 50.3 percent and Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer receiving 49.7 percent.
The win from van der Bellen means Austria did not become the first country in the EU to have a head of state from the anti-immigrant far-right.
Well… some of us have heads-of-state who keep schtum on such matters.
Early reports suggest it came down to just a matter of a thousand votes in the end.
In the first round on April 24th, the candidates of the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and their centre-right coalition partners People’s Party (ÖVP), came a disastrous fourth and fifth with just 11 percent of the vote.