After the complete withdrawal from domestic politics of ÖVP figurehead and ex-Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, no stone remains unturned in the Austrian government or in the Vienna People’s Party. Even if after the great turquoise wave of resignation (including Finance Ministers Gernot Blümel and Heinz Faßmann as well as Interim Chancellor and Ex-and-Soon-Again Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg had vacated their posts on Thursday, note), the fate of the republic with the reorganized government on Monday Karl Nehammer are again firmly in new hands, the internal personnel raids in the ÖVP could not do without quarrels. As the eXXpress knows from internal sources, one young ÖVP politician in particular is dissatisfied with the latest developments: Nico Marchetti (31).
Marchetti is a member of the National Council, one of the youngest faces of the ÖVP in top positions and apparently still has great ambitions. According to insider information, the former chairman of the Young People’s Party in Vienna, who has also been a member of the National Council and student spokesman for the ÖVP since November 9, 2017, flirted with the post of the new Vienna ÖVP boss after Gernot Blümels left. As is well known, this coquetry did not result, because the new head of the Vienna People’s Party is the much more experienced Karl Mahrer (66). Mahrer is supposed to bring the ÖVP back into calmer waters after the stormy times of recent weeks and months, and he definitely has what it takes for this maneuver in the direction of law and order, as his résumé testifies: after all, Mahrer was the state police commander of Vienna and one of two state police vice-presidents of the State Police Directorate Vienna.