Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen announced on Sunday
that he is running for a second term in office, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
Van der Bellen, 78, said on Twitter that Austria and Europe are
facing 'turbulent times' due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
Russia-Ukraine conflict, economic difficulties and the challenge of
'I would like to continue to put my experience at the service of
our country,' he said.
The presidential election is set to take place later this year,
but the date has yet to be decided. It is also unclear who Van der
Bellen will face in the race.
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