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The Austrian population as well as the national and international media closely observed how the former leader of the Green Party Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly defeated far-right candidate Norbert Hofer to become Austria's next president. An interview with well-recognised political scientist Peter Filzmaier in Vienna.
Dr Erhard Busek is currently in Australia in this position as a Jean Monnet Professor, to represent an EU initiative to encourage teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies in higher education institutions. During the 1990s, Busek served as vice-chancellor, as well as minister for education and science. In this interview, he also talks about the shift to the right which currently occurs in Austria.