There are serious allegations by the Court of Auditors against the SPÖ after the city of Vienna’s rent reduction for the red comrades from the federal government. When will Mayor Michael Ludwig speak? Where is Red boss Pamela Rendi-Wagner’s press conference taking place? When will the prosecutor begin their investigation?
So far, one has waited in vain for a statement from the SPÖ leadership. Neither the “landlord”, Mayor Michael Ludwig, nor the “tenant” Pamela Rendi-Wagner have commented on the rental deal.
The court of auditors does not like the piquant financial transactions between the city of Vienna and the federal SPÖ. For the auditors, the difference represents an illegal party donation.
What is explosive is that while normal citizens in the same location have to pay seven to ten times the rent, the SPÖ only shells out 4.27 euros per square meter for their noble palace on Löwelstrasse.
Wanting to sit out scandals seems to have become a popular tactic of the SPÖ. So the red words about Michael Ludwig’s visit to the Turkish President Erdogan or his interview with a fake Klitschko were also very meek.
The eXXpress readers are not at the diving station. In addition to an explanation, they are also demanding consequences, above all investigations by the public prosecutor. “After all, there seems to be at least an initial suspicion,” says a reader to our editorial team. For another, such events even raise the suspicion of infidelity. “Imagine if another party would allow itself something like that,” dares another thought experiment.