Instead of making politics, the SPÖ continues to deal with internal issues. Above all, the power struggle for the party leadership: Whether Pamela Rendi-Wagner remains SPÖ boss or whether Hans Peter Doskozil takes over, will only become clear in a few months. The party will hold a member survey followed by a special party conference. “The SPÖ has lost 18,000 members in the last three years. That’s reason enough to question the party leadership,” says political expert and eXXpress columnist Bernhard Heinzlmaier in the latest issue of “Nachtflug”. And emphasizes: “Hans Peter Doskozil is probably the last hope for this party”.
In addition to the SPÖ, the three political experts also deal with the Lower Austrian coalition. Both Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) and Udo Landbauer (FPÖ) emphasized that “this is not a love affair”. But is there really no sympathy between the two parties? “I think this coalition has once again managed the SPÖ,” said Heinzlmaier. And explained: “The SPÖ was not willing to compromise from the start. Therefore, these two parties were more or less doomed to form a coalition. Now they have to talk it up a bit.”
This coalition is already being sharply criticized in left-wing circles. A similar situation exists in Germany, adds political expert Ralph Schöllhammer. “In Berlin, the Greens are also fuming at the moment because, in their eyes, the SPD has entered into coalition negotiations with the CDU.”
However, not only Austrian politics is a topic of today’s “night flight”: Among other things, the three experts also deal with the explosive incident between Putin’s fighter jet and the US drone. The US government released a video of how the crash happened (eXXpress reported).
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