Now ÖVP General Secretary Laura Sachslehner is countering the Burgenland governor. Hans Peter Doskozil had previously railed against the government in an interview, but – indirectly – also against his own party leader. He questioned Pamela Rendi-Wagner as SPÖ leader and top candidate. Who will take over the SPÖ top candidate in the event of a National Council election is “not yet clear”.
“The political SPÖ troublemaker Hans Peter Doskozil is back with a new intrigue against his own party leader,” remarked the General Secretary of the People’s Party. “For a long time nothing was heard from Burgenland’s SPÖ governor, he didn’t make a peep about the most pressing issues of our time. Now Hans Peter Doskozil has returned to the media stage for one reason in particular: to start an attempt to dismantle his own party leader and to throw himself into the running for the next election as the SPÖ top candidate.
Doskozil had said in the “Presse” interview: For the topics he pushed – minimum wage and the employment of caring relatives – “from my point of view the question of the top candidate has not yet been clarified”. But: “The SPÖ must now make the right decisions in terms of personnel,” and: “I hope that social democracy now recognizes the historic opportunity it has.” The governor also dreams of a red-green-pink traffic light coalition.
Sachslehner: “Doskozil’s most recent verbal attacks once again testify to his thirst for recognition. His primary concern is always to draw media attention to himself. Content is only secondary.” The criticism of the federal government is otherwise without substance: “The federal government is working, implementing one relief after the other. Meanwhile, the Burgenland SPÖ deputies in the National Council are also voting against the federal government’s €28 billion relief package.”
The SPÖ is nervous: on the one hand, the poll numbers are fantastic, on the other hand, the government’s relief package has not yet reached the people. Now would be the best time for new elections. Now, however, the disgrace of Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) has been added as a further damper: on Twitter he had marketed an interview with the alleged mayor of Kiev until it turned out that it was a fake Klitschko. The nervousness is great: A recording of the video conversation is not available to this day. But that could still change.
Ludwig had claimed to have only spoken to the wrong Klitschko about harmless things. But: Unlike Ludwig, the mayor of Berlin recognized the fake when the alleged Klitschko demanded that all Ukrainians be shipped to Ukraine for military service with the help of the police. In addition, he asked her how to deal with the fact that “Ukrainians steal social benefits”. Such revelations would have explosive power for Ludwig with unforeseeable consequences – and they could become public at any time.