Far-Right Party Sees Loss in Austrian Elections

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Presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a former leading member of the Greens Party, celebrates on the podium at a party of his supporters in Austria's capital Vienna Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
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On Sunday, voters in Austria headed to the polls on to select the country's next president. Norbert Hofert, a prominent key figure in Austria's Freedom Party — a populist far-right coalition known for promoting anti-immigration and anti-Islam issues — lost his bid for president against left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen. 

Alison Langley, a freelance journalist based in Zurich, Switzerland, and a lecturer at Webster University in Vienna, joins The Takeaway to discuss the election results.