The opposition makes the revelations about manipulated polls in the interests of the later Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) on the subject in the National Council and requests a special session. “The judiciary’s allegations against Chancellor Kurz, his closest collaborators and the ÖVP are serious and unique in the Second Republic.” The chancellor has to answer to parliament, said SPÖ vice club boss Jörg Leichtfried in a broadcast. All three parties demanded Kurz’s resignation.
“We are all witnessing the moral decline of the ÖVP – a party that once supported the state. There are serious allegations at the table. It is about inciting unfaithfulness and corruption. If you are a political boss – and if Sebastian Kurz has to speak to the public and answer are available. The suspicion weighs heavily “, so also SPÖ party and club chairman Pamela Rendi-Wagner.
FPÖ club chairman Herbert Kickl also calls for Kurz to resign. “If the government and obviously also the Federal President are unable to act, Parliament must pull the emergency brake. Given the current developments, the resignation of the Federal Chancellor is inevitable. If Sebastian Kurz does not die of his own accord, we will help with a motion of no confidence. “
NEOS boss Beate Meinl-Reisinger said in a press conference on Wednesday evening that it cannot be that the Federal Chancellor of the Republic is at the center of corruption investigations: “That’s why I expect his resignation today.” You also remember that Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen can briefly dismiss. She called on all parties to hold talks because: “Today must be day zero for a new Austria.” She announced new elections that the National Council was able to act and make decisions.
Sharp criticism also from Salzburg
The Salzburg opposition parties are also sharply critical of the Turkish government. The Salzburg SPÖ boss David Egger expects new elections soon: “A Federal Chancellor who allegedly uses taxpayers’ money to falsify media measures and studies has his place in the dock, but not in politics.” The Salzburg Freedom Party demanded a statement from Governor Haslauer to remain on the events: “Where the relativization of the Salzburg People’s Party, especially Governor Haslauer? Have the Salzburg VP-boss Haslauer and Kurzintimus Schnöll distanced themselves?”, Writes the Salzburg party leader Marlene Svazek in one broadcast.