Austrian President Fischer  ends term on Friday,  Heinz Fischer , Alexander Van der Bellen, Norbert Hofer,Austrian repeat election
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Austrian President Fischer ends term on Friday, Heinz Fischer , Alexander Van der Bellen, Norbert Hofer,Austrian repeat election

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Austrian President Fischer  ends term on Friday,  Heinz Fischer , Alexander Van der Bellen, Norbert Hofer,Austrian repeat election

Austrian President Heinz Fischer ended his term on Friday, giving his power temporarily to three presidents of the national council.

Heinz Fischer, who served as Austrian President for 12 years, is an experienced politician of Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO).


In his 30-minute speech on Friday, Fischer said Britain's exit from the EU was "short-sighted".

He also spoke in favour of the EU project, noting it is "irreplaceable" though it needs improvement.

Alexander Van der Bellen backed by the Green Party has to face right-wing anti-migrant Free Party competitor Norbert Hofer, who is also one of the three acting presidents, again in a final run-off vote on October 2.

In the neck and neck run in May, Hofer garnered just 30,863 votes fewer than his rival.

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