What are the main reasons for Alexander Van der Bellen victory and would you say there something from his campaign what is possible to replicate in other political campaigns when facing populist, extremists opponents?
What do you make out of President-elect Donald Trump-President Tsai Ing-wen phone call, how do you assess the importance of this phone call? Read few comments.
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As the results of the second round of Austrian presidential election in May were annulled, re-vote between leftist Alexander Van der Bellen and far-right populist Norbert Hofer is due to take place on 4 December 2016.
What is in my view a halfhearted effort from Hillary Clinton’s camp to support recount is suddenly a bit of drama with tweets from Donald Trump like: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. In your opinion, how important or unimportant is this pos-telection episode, does this tell us something about the Trump’s approach to politics?