Norbert Hofer ultranationalist party candidate populist FP , there will clearly won the first round of the presidential elections in Austria, while getting an unexpected 36.7% of votes, according the first projections of the Pblica television ORF.
the second and decisive round of elections , the near May 22 Hofer ecologist Alexander Van der Bellen or independent Irmgard Griss, which according to projections remain virtually tied, with between 18 and 19% face.
The result means besides a strong blow for the party candidates Social Democratic SP and conservative VP that make up the coalition ruling the country.
Rudolf Hundstorfer, SP, and Andreas Khol, the VP, each a have obtained around 12% of the support, according to opinion polls. The businessman Richard Lugner of construction took around 2.5%.
The winner will succeed President Heinz Fischer , which can not be resubmitted as a candidate after having held for 12 years the head of state.