Who is Norbert Hofer and should Europe be worried about him becoming president of Austria?

Norbert Hofer is a 45-year-old aeronautical engineer turned politician for Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FP0). He is poised to be elected President of Austria today.

How would I pick him out from a crowd?

Hofer is not your traditional right-Wing demagogue.

He is softly spoken – “doe-eyed” as one German newspaper described him, and he walks with a stick following a hand-gliding accident. Oh, and he likes to carry a Glock 9mm pistol with him on the campaign trail.

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