Glasgow, 4 December 2016
Commenting on the election results in Austria, European Green Party Co-Chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said:
"It’s a truly historical day for Austria and Europe!
"Austrians chose a president who is not polarizing against others but who will work to create real, positive transformation for the country and European Union as a whole.
"Alexander van der Bellen has a long, remarkable political experience and his election gives hope for the future of Europe. The impressive support his campaign received from across Europe shows how a big share of Europeans really doesn’t buy the nationalistic and populistic narrative. Let’s build on this momentum and carry this vibe with an eye to the next challenges to be faced in 2017."
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Head of Communications and Press