After the labor agreement between the ÖVP and the FPÖ in Lower Austria was announced last Friday, waves rose in the left-wing political spectrum. But even ÖVP politicians expressed criticism. The Vice President of the EU Parliament, Othmar Karas, tweeted that the ideas of the head of the FPÖ-Lower Austria Udo Landbauer were “incompatible” with the ÖVP’s image of man.
The sharpest criticism of the ÖVP-FPÖ alliance in Lower Austria came from the Greens. Addressing Lower Austria’s governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler questioned Schwarz-Blau’s chances of success via Twitter: “She will have to explain for a long time how this is supposed to succeed alongside those who denigrate earthquake victims, young people their Austrian Denying homeland and glorifying Nazi songbooks.”
The head of cabinet of the green climate minister Leonore Gewessler, Irmi Salzer, even went so far as to demand the abolition of the federal states in Austria in her outrage at the labor agreement between the ÖVP and FPÖ in Lower Austria.
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