Sascha (Alexander Van der Bellen) won the Austrian elections by only 31,000 votes out of 5 million, almost by default, as even people on the right of the political spectrum were frightened by the perspective of waking up with a far-right president, in the person of the FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer.
So it happened that the the deeply split Austrians narrowly elected a man (50,3% for Van der Bellen to 49,7% for Hofer) that identifies himself with yesterday’s Europe: Alexander Van der Bellen. Sound...
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