florian tursky (35) The ÖVP will enter the race as a joint candidate of the For Innsbruck (FI) and the Tyrolean Senior Citizens Association and will thus enter the ring against the incumbent Green mayor Georg Willy. This was confirmed to APA on Tuesday by the Tyrolean ÖVP. resigned for the afternoon tursky Another statement.
Formal approval of the 35-year-old politician by the committees was still pending and is expected to happen this fall. After several months of negotiations, the “bourgeois parties” agreed on a “central coalition” and want to contest the election for the post of mayor with a “united personality”, they announced together on Tuesday. The compromise between the ÖVP and the FI had been apparent for some time. This means that the spin-off from FI, which took place in 1994, is history. Now, “after several constructive rounds of talks, it has been agreed to create an Innsbruck centrist coalition,” a release said. The results “will be presented to the relevant committees in a timely manner”. The coalition has agreed on a “shared vision for the future of Innsbruck”.
Christoph Eppler, chairman of the ÖVP city party, called the merger “a historic event for our city and will significantly increase the chances of having a mayor from the middle class again.” FI President Christine Opitz-Plorer – former mayor of Innsbruck – also joined in the enthusiasm for the agreement: “Above all, we need open, respectful and constructive cooperation across party lines again.”