Austrian president secures re-election in first spherical, projections present By Reuters


© Reuters. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen waves exterior the polling station throughout presidential elections in Vienna, Austria, October 9, 2022. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen secured a second six-year time period in workplace by acquiring greater than 50% of the vote in an election on Sunday to keep away from a runoff, preliminary projections issued quickly after voting closed confirmed.

A projection by pollster SORA for nationwide broadcaster ORF primarily based on a partial vote rely put Van der Bellen, a 78-year-old former chief of the Greens, on 54.6% with a margin of error of two.1 share factors. His nearest rival was far-right Freedom Get together candidate Walter Rosenkranz on 18.9%.

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