The re-formation of the coalition government between the People’s Party
(ÖVP) and the far right Freedom Party (FPÖ) will leave many people in
Austria angry, demotivated or frustrated. The fact that any other
government coalition of the existing parliamentary parties would have
pursued a neo-liberalist...
Today the new ("old") Austrian government will be announced. After
coalition talks with the both the Greens and Social Democrats the ÖVP
(Peoples Party, conservatives) decided to turn back to the weakened
far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). This government will be a crisis-ridden
one. According to a poll...
The early general elections in Austria held on 24 November saw a huge
victory for the conservative Peoples party (ÖVP) of chancellor Schüssel,
getting 42,3 % and becoming the largest party for the first time since
Following the breakdown of the coalition between the conservative
People’s Party and Haider’s far right Freedom Party last September,
Austria held new elections in November that resulted in gains for the
conservatives and a disaster for the Freedom Party whose votes went down
to ten percent. Chancellor...
The Austrian section of the CWI (SLP) is standing in the 24 November
general elections in Vienna and is in sixth place on the ‘voting list
6’. This is higher than the Liberals and a new right wing party that has
received favourable media coverage. After an energetic campaign the SLP
secured more than the 500...