Former Austrian Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen (L) has claimed victory over Freedom Party of Austria leader Norbert Hofer (R) after the second round of the Austrian Presidential election was re-run.
The initial ballot saw a 0.7% margin of victory, which was struck down by a court due to electoral irregularities. The re-ran ballot saw Van der Bellen win with a 6% margin.
Hofer’s campaign manager conceded to his rival shortly after the polls closed in the Central European state.
If Hofer was successful, he’d have been the first far-right Head of State in Europe since Austria’s other infamous son, Adolf Hitler.