The independent leftist beats far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in the Austrian presidential elections.
Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen wins Austria's cliffhanger elections, although the far-right candidate Norbert Hofer had been leading with a narrow margin.
Sunday's presidential election was resolved by hundreds of thousands of postal ballots as the candidates were going head-to-head until the last minute.
Anti-immigration candidate Hofer conceded defeat after the elections results came in.
Via his Facebook page, Hofer said, "Of course I am sad today. I would have liked to take care of our wonderful country for you as president."
Austria's presidency is a largely ceremonial role but with important powers such as the ability to dismiss the cabinet.
Austria is a relatively prosperous country with low unemployment but it has been at the centre of a record influx of refugees from the Middle East and resentment towards the two centrist parties that have dominated politics since the end of World War Two has grown.