Austria’s Politics Are in Turmoil. Its Presidential Election Isn’t

Austria’s Politics Are in Turmoil. Its Presidential Election Isn’t
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen speaks the day after the resignation of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Vienna, Oct. 10, 2021 (AP photo by Lisa Leutner).

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will run for a second term in the country’s presidential election in October, after five years of leading the country through back-to-back crises. Scandal and tumult are now roiling other parts of the national government, and yet Austrian voters look set to reelect Van der Bellen.

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