Van der Bellen, leading in the polls, only followed with 16 percent, ahead of Hundstorfer (15), Khol (12) and Lugner (2).

Van der Bellen, leading in the polls, only followed with 16 percent, ahead of Hundstorfer (15), Khol (12) and Lugner (2).

Result: Hofer with 26 percent just ahead of Griss with 24. The leading Van der Bellen in the polls only followed with 16 percent ahead of Hundstorfer (15), Khol (12) and Lugner (2). When asked who would represent Austria well on the diplomatic floor, Griss was just ahead of Hofer. In terms of citizenship, Hofer landed just before Hundstorfer. Khol was penultimate throughout. “A challenge to improve the performance even more,” as he said.

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Another meeting of all candidates on television will take place shortly before the election – on April 21 on ORF.

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neusiedlersee Wed., Apr. 06. 2016 00:35

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We note that Ms. Griss’s campaign is not financed by any political party. That doesn’t mean that it is independent of any party – or even COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT. Nobody is independent. However, she does not say how dependent on parties are those who finance her campaign – a talk that she is good at. It has no concept for a modern presidency.

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This questioning leads nowhere. Griss is nowhere a party member. With the party candidates Hofer, Khol and van der Bellen, the party ideology inevitably vibrates. It’s not forbidden, but voters are fed up with party politics.

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Rene Wien, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 8:28 pm

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..The leading in the polls Van der Bellen followed only at 16 … 🙂 “I took the polls eh net very seriously gnumma …”:) But he really follows a no net today ..:) (Who Translator needs should ask Weaner (na net den Werner) .. 🙂

Mon, Apr 04, 2016 7:55 pm

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I don’t think cabbage cut a bad figure either. Griss was personally very condescending to me, permanent grin is not exactly the best way.

christian95Mon., Apr. 04. 2016 13:51

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Hofer uhd Gries can now be prepared for a lot! After such results, the “democratic” left ALWAYS reacts with so-called “scandals” to destroy their reputation. After the election, everything is over again.

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So he does it after all. For months, Alexander Van der Bellen weighed up – in keeping with the image – and now the former Green leader is actually running for the federal presidential election.https://123helpme.me/ The 72-year-old has ensured orderly family relationships; newly married, he is entering the race for the highest office in the state. No Greens could think of a better chance of this.

Because Van der Bellen’s popularity extends far beyond the green core areas between inner-city roof extensions, threatened riparian forest, organic vegetable fields and rural youth center. What makes him popular across party lines is his undogmatic and pensive style. Often enough he positioned himself against his own party line, for example on the question of tuition fees, the TTIP free trade agreement or as a critic of grassroots democracy.

Legendary pauses for reflection

The professor’s pauses for reflection are almost legendary, and his gift of being able to seriously listen to those who think differently is also on the credit side for the position he is aiming for. Jovial-monarchical behavior is not his thing. There is one stipulation, however: He does not want to swear to a government led by the FPÖ.

No private life as Federal President

The passionate smoker has long been asked. In his autobiographical book “Die Kunst der Freiheit” (The Art of Freedom), which was published in September 2015, he said that the role of the Federal President is fundamentally incompatible with his right to privacy. At the same time, only a few are granted the honor and confidence to be considered at least a not hopeless candidate for this office.

“I don’t make it easy for myself.”

“I don’t make it easy for myself”, concludes Van der Bellen, who is very conscious of his charisma: “If I make it into the runoff, the outcome of the competition for the Hofburg is open.” He has already convinced himself that you can smoke there.

Political pensioner

Most recently, Van der Bellen only acted as a political pensioner. He did not run for the 2015 municipal council elections in Vienna, after having been hesitant for a long time not to accept the mandate he won in 2010 in the city parliament. That fits into the picture, since his political career did not start too early either.

This is how his career began

The economics professor was “discovered” by the green co-founder Peter Pilz. In 1992 Van der Bellen ran for the office of President of the Court of Auditors for the Greens, and in 1994 he became a member of the National Council. Three years later he finally took up his post as federal spokesman – at that time with the aim of “finally getting the party away from this existence-threatening four or five percent mark”.

In the course of his eleven years as federal spokesman, Van der Bellen succeeded in doing this – in addition to the structural consolidation of a previously strongly divided movement. While the party started out at just 4.8 percent, the Greens narrowly overtook the FPÖ in the 2006 National Council election with eleven percent and became the third strongest force in the country. This was his greatest achievement. At the polls in 2008, the eco party lost votes, whereupon the professor abruptly and surprisingly threw in the towel. Van der Bellen suffered what was possibly his greatest political defeat in 2002 when the black-green coalition negotiations collapsed.

To person:

Alexander Van der Bellen was born on January 18, 1944 in Vienna to an Estonian mother and a Russian father. Grew up in the Tyrolean Kaunertal. Studied economics and taught as a university professor both in the Tyrolean capital and in Vienna. He has two sons from his first marriage, which was divorced last autumn. He recently got married to Doris Schmidauer, manager of the Green Parliamentary Club.

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Fri., Jan 8th 2016 19:53

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Look oba, help us …

11223344 Fri., Jan 08 .. 2016 19:36

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who even needs a bp? that’s just one more overpaid chair user in our overloaded system

Rigi999Fr., Jan 8th. 2016 17:37

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The next steam chatter !!! Fischer is and was already a disaster !!! Poor Austria !!! What did the people do for such politicians ???

galileo2Fri., Jan 8th. 2016 16:36

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well please ned, the vaseline in vienna is enough for us.

rrrudi05Fri., Jan 08. 2016 13:19

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God protect Austria !!!

christian95Fri., Jan 8th. 2016 12:48

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Neither Faymann, Mitterlehner, Van der Bellen, Pröll, Hundsdorfer … The country needs an Orban!

günzaFri., Jan 8th 2016 12:41

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For God’s sake, everyone to vote and prevent this guy. The student officer for whom this job was invented as a post to make money. And he has never been independent and whoever does not need the Greens in politics does not need them as Federal President.

AnnasFr., Jan 8th. 2016 12:35

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I think he’s the best, what else do we have?

christian95Fri., Jan 8th 2016 11:29

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Van der Bellen was a green man all his political life. As a candidate for the federal presidency, he knows that as a green he gets around 10%. So he is “independent” from once?

gustigustiFr., Jan 8th .. 2016 11:09

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Little did I know that News has recently become a satirical magazine. Or has it burned its way through the convolutions of my brain – Van der Bellen running? I do not know if I should laugh or cry

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One day before the planned start of the corruption process against ex-finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser, the Supreme Court will decide on a question of jurisdiction today, Monday, which presumably depends on whether the process can really begin on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, at a public court day of the Supreme Court, it will be decided whether Judge Marion Hohenecker will retain jurisdiction over the defendant, ex-Immofinanz boss Karl Petrikovics, in another procedure (Villa Esmara infidelity trial). Should the jurisdiction change, this could also mean a change of judge for the Grasser trial. That would delay the start of the process by a few months.

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One step closer to the start of the trial against ex-finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser and other defendants, which is planned for Tuesday: The President of the Regional Court for Criminal Matters in Vienna rejected Grasser’s application for rejection against Judge Marion Hohenecker with a resolution on Thursday. Grasser had claimed that the judge was biased because of her husband’s Twitter comments on the cause.

“Bias can only be assumed if circumstances are made credible that objectively question the full impartiality and impartiality of a judge. In no way can conclusions be drawn from the comments of the spouse about the attitude and views of the responsible chairman,” says the Press release from the regional court. There is no independent legal remedy against the decision of the President.

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FPÖ Federal President candidate Norbert Hofer started his official election campaign on Saturday in the Upper Styrian workers’ stronghold of Kapfenberg. In terms of content, they remained true to themselves and railed against the “asylum chaos”, which is why the speeches by Hofer, Heinz-Christian Strache and Mario Kunasek were almost identical to those that were heard in Graz just under a month ago.

Several hundred people came to the Kolloman-Wallisch-Platz in Kapfenberg in a cool wind to listen to Hofer, but above all to listen to their “HC”. Traditionally, the John Otti Band set the mood an hour before the speeches – with “Fürstenfeld” from STS and similar folk festival hits. The Styrian state party leader Kunasek welcomed the liberal guests from other federal states: Vienna’s vice mayor Johann Gudenus, Salzburg state party leader Andreas Schöppl, Carinthia’s state party chairman Christian Ragger and Adalbert Cramer, second state parliament president from Upper Austria.

“Blue miracles” in Styria

Kunasek spoke of the “blue miracles” that the Styrians had already achieved: For example, Kapfenberg, as a workers’ stronghold, was “almost turned blue” in the 2015 municipal council elections. In fact, the Freedom Party gained a good ten percentage points and, with 25 percent of the vote, clearly left the ÖVP behind. With more than 48 percent of the vote, the SPÖ still holds first place in the industrial city on the Mürz.

After Kunasek, Hofer brought his messages to the people: He demanded, for example, that the “invasion of Muslims” be stopped and that pensions not be cut. Never before have there been so many unemployed people, so high taxes and so many foreigners in Austria. He wants to generate more budget, for example for care allowance, through a better organized health system, and savings could be made in neighboring hospitals in two federal states if this were federal matters.

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Strache stepped onto the stage as the highlight: He praised Hofer for his positive thinking and his zest for life. Although he is in pain, he is running because “Austria is so close to his heart”. Then the federal party leader shot himself back on the subject of refugees, asylum and foreigners, drew links to the attacks in Paris and Brussels and spoke not of a “holy war”, but a “devil’s war”. There should only be one upper limit for refugees: “zero”. Thanks to Macedonia, there has been some calm in the past few weeks, but this is deceptive. Hungary shows how it works: “Thanks be to Orban,” said Strache and added: “That is how I would do it as the future Chancellor, but Federal President Hofer will come first.”

Tips against competitors

Both Hofer and Strache drew their political competitors for the office of Federal President through the cocoa – as they did at their rally on Graz’s main square in early March. Above all, she targeted Alexander Van der Bellen. Austria wants to abolish this. It is important to “bring a breath of fresh air into the country,” said Strache. That is only possible with Hofer. But if the SPÖ and ÖVP and their candidates do not make it into the runoff election, that equates to a political earthquake.