And if then still falls the choice on an independent personality, so at least close to a particular ideological direction is mostly in the biography or the public perception depict. Directly elected can occur even a truly independent personality at least by the system and also win, that completely escaped from the socialization of the Chamber and party State in their lives before. However, this poses a threat to the established political system. Austrian presidential election the Austrian presidential election of the 2nd Republic were designed in 1945 as people up on the first. This meant that there was a situation for long periods of time about that Chancellor and President were not of the same political direction or were supported by this. So it was in the Years from 1945 to 1970 and 2004-2006 Austrian Federal Chancellor and SPo President, in the years of 1986 to 2000 SPo Federal Chancellor and oVP President. And the years 2000-2004 were a formal political identity between Austrian Chancellor and SPo President while with Wolfgang Schussel and Thomas Klestil represent, in terms of content, there was the biggest differences, contradictions and tensions here.
Of course, the popular election in Austria as a result has produced also exclusively representatives of political elites as heads of State, alone the people could at least decisive influence. So, it took approximately 1950, 1986 and 1992 respectively, two rounds of voting until the election of the head of State was certain. A vibrant democracy was made possible. The directly elected Federal President in Austria on the basis of the constitutional amendment 1929 is not primarily was designed corrective and counterpoint to the Chambers and the party State from the starting point as a democratic institution, but against the background of a Development democracy much more as a corrective and counterpoint to the party of the first Republic and its excesses. Alone, the first Republic did not see this direct dial and Austria went down in 1938 as a Democratic Republic of 1933/1934 and as an independent State, without having the function of the President had done a decisive resistance here in favor of democracy. The democratic politics so important task of corrective and Gegenpols to the Chamber and party State surrendered only after 1945 for the role of head of State. That this was really used by any previous President is deplorable in practice, but in the approach the role but constitutionally well landscaped.
The personality influences the Office remains a fact crucial shapes the personality the Office. If a personality wants to actually represent the people and their interests, then the direct election are a sufficient legitimacy you. A President can be modeled, can place subjects, may require results to developments comment on. He constitutionally also has the ability to make corrections and alone by his Office to persuade the other powers, to decide in a democratic and constitutional. Ultimately it depends always of personality. A popular vote can only help to provide the necessary support to this personality for such attitudes and actions.