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Austria: Pussyfooting around Forming Government Coalition

Published: October 2, 2013; 20:54 · (Vindobona)

The Austrian People’s Party is picky in regard to choosing a coalition partner. So far the ÖVP has shown no interest in starting coalition talks with former partner SPÖ. However, there are not many options left.

Austria: Pussyfooting around Forming Government Coalition / Picture: © Flickr / Werner Faymann

After the elections for the National Assembly on Sunday, the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) under the leadership of Michael Spindelegger is not showing willingness to start coalition talks with the Social Democrats (SPÖ), which is causing uproar among the previous coalition party. Spindelegger confirmed intending to lead talks with all parties in regard to forming a…

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