Alexander Van der Bellen elected Austrian President

Ex-leader of the Greens Alexander Van Der Bellen has won the Austrian presidential election, gaining 7.6 percent of votes more than his opponent Norbert Hofer.
  •  Austria held a presidential rerun between Green-backed Van der Bellen and far-right Freedom Party (FPO) candidate Norbert Hofer with the first being declared a winner with 60.4 percent of ballots against 39.6 percent received by his rival .
  • the Austrian Election Commission finished counting the votes and confirmed Van der Bellen’s victory. A total of 2,472,892 people (53.8 percent) voted for Van der Bellen, while 2,124,661 person (46.2 percent) voted for Hofer.

Austria officially the Republic of Austria s a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.7 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.

The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and

its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft).The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language and Austrian German in its standard form is the country’s official language.