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The President of Austria is directly elected by universal adult suffrage once in every six years. The election is held under a two-round system; if no candidate receives more than 50% of votes cast in the first round, then a second ballot occurs which only those two candidates who received the greatest number of votes in the first round may stand.
Current Latest Election Results updates
- As per the Opinion Polls Trump of Austria Norbert Hofer has a strong support due to his Anti Immigrants stand and could be a probable winner and president of Austria.
- Second Round of Elections to be held on 22nd May 2016 between 1st and 2nd candidates of round 1 i.e between Norbert Hofer and Alexander Van Der Bellen and the one who receives more than 50 % votes would be the winner.
- In the First Round Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party(FPO) came a clear first with 36% of the vote in the first round of elections
- The 72-year-old independent backed by the Greens, Alexander Van Der Bellen, came in second with 21 per cent.
The constitution grants the president the power to appoint the head of the federal cabinet and, by extension, federal cabinet ministers, Supreme Court justices, military officers, and most major bureaucrats. The president may dissolve the National Council. In practice, however, the president acts, for the most part, as a ceremonial figurehead.
Freedom Party of Austria (FPO)
Norbert Hofer, who serves as the Third President of the National Council, had been considered the most likely FPÖ candidate
Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)former first president of the National Council Andreas Khol was announced as the ÖVP’s candidate.
The Greens – The Green AlternativeFormer Greens party leader Alexander Van der Bellen is being supported by Greens
According to the federal election commission, 6,382,507 Austrian citizens aged 16 or over are eligible to vote in the presidential election. Compared with the 2010 presidential election, the number of eligible voters increased by 26,707 – or 0.4% . There are 3,301,628 women and 3,080,879 men eligible to vote. 42,830 Austrians living abroad are also included in these numbers as being eligible to vote. 641,975 absentee ballots were issued, up from 373.902 in 2010.
Eligible voters by state: Burgenland: 232,028 Carinthia: 440,435 Lower Austria: 1,283,676 Upper Austria: 1,099,420 Salzburg: 393,583 Styria: 969,487 Tyrol: 540,132 Vorarlberg: 269,940 Vienna: 1,153,806
|Austrian presidential election, 2016 Second round Opinion Poll by Gallup/Österreich|
|Norbert Hofer (FPO)||53|
|Alexander Van der Bellen (Greens)||47|
|Sample size 600|
Here’s the Summary of the 1st Round of results
|Chart of first-round vote|
|Candidates (nominating parties)||1st round (official results)||2nd round (22nd May)|
|Norbert Hofer (Freedom Party of Austria)||14,99,971||35.1|
|Alexander Van der Bellen (The Greens – nominallyindependent)||9,13,218||21.3|
|Irmgard Griss (independent)||8,10,641||18.9|
|Rudolf Hundstorfer (Social Democratic Party of Austria)||4,82,790||11.3|
|Andreas Khol (Austrian People’s Party)||4,75,767||11.1|
|Richard Lugner (independent)||96,783||2.3|