Comments on the 2016 presidential elections
Many will remember the presidential elections in 2016 as the longest election of the Second Republic, people in Austria voted three times altogether.
The book describes how the election was challenged and how the second round of elections was cancelled by the Austrian Constitutional Court. This annulment can rightly be considered a victory of the rule of law and democracy. The Constitutional Court dealt with the Liberals’ complaint quickly, carefully and transparently. The judges fulfilled their obligations when they pointed out major breaches of law and also irregularities that enabled manipulations. The ruling helped safeguard the confidence of Austrian citizens in the rule of law.
The authors tried to shed light on the background of this historical election through different approaches and points of view.