Controversy and Approval: Ümit Vural's Re-election as IGGÖ President

Lifestyle & TravelMore+ ♦ Published: December 11, 2023; 19:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

The re-election of Ümit Vural as President of the Islamic Religious Community in Austria (IGGÖ) shows both strong approval and significant controversy.

Despite the controversies, Vural, an experienced lawyer, remains president of the IGGÖ and is committed to bringing positive change to the Austrian Muslim community. / Picture: © IGGÖ / Taha Babadostu

On the one hand, Vural was re-elected in the recent elections with an overwhelming majority of 98%, reflecting his strong trust in the community and his leadership qualities. Since taking office in 2018, Vural has worked to represent the rights and interests of the Muslim population in Austria and to promote interfaith dialogue. His agenda for the next term of office includes important…