Early elections – that was the immediate demand of the opposition parties after the announcement of the Ibiza scandal surrounding the now resigned vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ). Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) go through this deamnd on Saturday evening. But that now “to work in peace,” as Kurz stated on Sunday after a conversation with President Alexander Van der Bellen, pushes SPÖ, NEOS to face the personnel consequences and to remove all FPÖ ministers from their offices starting from Interior Minister Herbert Kickl. A no confidence motions is prepared against him.
In addition to the NEOS, Peter Pilz of JETZT also announced a motion of no confidence against Interior Minister with which he is accused of a public hostility. “The German department of connstitutional protection called him largest security weakness in Austria.” said Pilz. “With our motion of no confidence, we want to help the Chancellor’s sensible initiative to succeed.” Pilz assumes that, with the exception of the FPÖ, all parties will vote for this motion of no confidence.
Motion of no-confidence against Kickl, Hofer and Kunasek
NEOS leader Beate Meinl-Reisinger not only targets Interior Kickl, but the entire squad of FPÖ ministers. That Kurz wants to continue working with the ministers until the election is “unacceptable” for them. “If the FPÖ Minister continue, then a full investigation is not possible and it continues to cause damage in Austria and Europe,” said Meinl-Reisinger. She said that a motion of no-confidence against Kickl, Norbert Hofer and Mario Kunasek in the next National Assembly meeting would be tabled.
SPÖ demands to use Technocrates up to the new government instead of FP ministers
The Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) bring an expert idea and demands that the three Ministries of Justice, Defense and Home Affairs be replaced with independent experts as quickly as possible in the transitional phase leading up to a new government. Only in this way “a complete and independent investigation” could be ensured, party leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner applead on Sunday to Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen.
There should not be a slight doubt that the necessary investigations are politically influenced, argued Rendi-Wagner. Likewise, it had to be ensured that the investigation activity would not be politically exploited in the interests of country security. The reputation of Austria as an international partner is at stake.
Kogler: “Either you step down or be replaced”
The demand for an immediate replacement of the FPÖ ministers also joined the Greens. “The blue ministers – especially interior minister Herbert Kickl – have to leave the government. Either they resign or they are exchanged, “said Federal spokesman Werner Kogler on Sunday in a broadcast.
Kickl must should be removed, because the Interior Department should remain impartial and uninfluenced for the investigation of the allegations of Ibiza video of Heinz-Christian Strache.__Krone.at