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Austrian Leader Navigating Political Storm Seeks Second Term

  • President Alexander Van der Bellen announces re-election bid
  • Green leader has brought stability as chancellors come and go
Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen

Photographer: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will seek a second term as he looks to prolong the largely ceremonial mandate he’s fulfilled as one of the few stable points in a turbulent era for the country’s politics.

“I am again running for the office of federal president,” Van der Bellen said Sunday in a series of Twitter posts.