Skip to main content
Menu Menu Close
Asia and the Pacific
Western Asia

Austria - October 2022

Van der Bellen re-elected president

Austrian president, former leader of Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen has secured a second six-year term with more than 50 per cent of the vote and without going to a runoff. This result differs from the 2016 election when Van der Bellen only won by a narrow margin against his far-right rival Norbert Hofer. Despite the role being generally ceremonial, the president has sweeping powers during transition periods or crisis. Van der Bellen won on a slogan of “clarity” and “stability” following his reputation of leading in a steady and calm manner, particularly during political crisis. The voter turnout was 65.2 per cent.

Sources: Financial Times, Euractiv, BBC, International IDEA

Representation neutral Representation
Credible elections