Presidential Second Round Runoff today
Austria is to hold its second round runoff for a new president in a process which started on 24th April this year. The first second round runoff took place on 22nd May but was annulled leading to today’s new date.
Norbert Hofer of the right-wing and Eurosceptic Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) won 35.1% of the vote in the first round and is facing Alexander Van der Bellen, standing as an Independent but actually from the left-wing The Greens – The Green Alternative, who took 21.3%.
The latest opinion polls put Hofer on 49% and Van der Bellen on 51%, although the two have been neck and neck since the beginning of September.
There are 6,382,507 eligible voters with polling stations open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.