Alexander Van der Bellen
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen speaks during a news conference, in Vienna, Austria, May 19, 2019. Image Credit: Reuters

Vienna: Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said on Sunday he wanted snap elections to take place in September after the government collapsed over a corruption scandal.

"My preference is for early elections in September, if possible the beginning of September," Van der Bellen told journalists after holding talks with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.