Austrian President Sworn In For 2Nd Term | MENAFN.COM

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 04:38 GMT

Austrian President Sworn In For 2Nd Term


Vienna, Jan 27 (IANS) Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen was sworn in, inaugurating his second six-year term.

Van der Bellen won the presidential election in October 2022 with 56.7 per cent of the vote. He has served as Austrian President since 2017.

'I will fulfill my duty to the best of my knowledge and belief,' the 79-year-old said in his inaugural address at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on Thursday morning.

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer later congratulated Van der Bellen on social media, saying he was looking forward to 'continued good cooperation' with the President.

The President of Austria traditionally plays a ceremonial role, but, under the country's constitution, has the power to dissolve the National Council (lower house of Parliament).




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