Austrian Government Dismissed: National Council Denies Government Confidence

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 27, 2019; 16:57 ♦ (Vindobona)

The parliamentary motion of no confidence of the Social Democrats (SPÖ) was supported by the right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the Liste Jetzt. The majority of the members of the National Council thus expressed their distrust of Chancellor Kurz's government and removed it from office.

Austrian government removed. (Picture: Government during the inauguration in December 2017.) / Picture: © / Peter Lechner/HBF

The Social Democrats had tabled a motion of censure against the entire government, in which they no longer had confidence.

The reasons for this were as follows:

> Social security had been crushed,
> the 60 hour week had been introduced,
> the constitutional protection had been rendered incapable of action,
> in the course of the Ibiza…