‘It is my pleasure to extend my wholehearted congratulations on your election as Federal President of the Republic of Austria. On behalf of the European Council and personally, I wish you every success in your term as president.
At a time when we are faced with many difficult challenges, the continued constructive contribution of Austria to finding common European solutions and keeping our European unity will remain essential’, – Donald Tusk, president of the European Council wrote to Alexander van der Bellen.
Reportedly Alexander van der Bellen won thanks to support of urban voters, while rural areas supported his contestant Norbert Hofer was popular in rural areas. According to the Europe Elects Hofer was more popular among men, while van der Bellen was favored by women: 62% of them prefered #VdB to #NH – 38%.