Europe breathes ‘sigh of relief’ after Austria’s presidential election

May 24, 2016

0,,19278916_303,00German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday responded positively to news that former Greens party leader Alexander Van der Bellen had won Austria’s presidential elections after absentee votes were counted. Van der Bellen had run as an independent, but with massive backing from the Greens party. “The whole of Europe has heaved a sigh of relief,” the German Foreign Office quoted Steinmeier as saying.

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