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The calculus of Power counts

As to Austria's right-wing government took office in December 2017, the work, because nothing less was promised than the dawn of a new time. "Change" postula

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The calculus of Power counts

As to Austria's right-wing government took office in December 2017, the work, because nothing less was promised than the dawn of a new time. "Change" postulated the young Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, "harmony," he promised in a duet with his Deputy, Heinz-Christian Strache. It was outlined a program that should extend beyond the parliamentary term, was chosen for this coalition of conservative ÖVP and right-wing populist FPÖ.

But some of the supposed Era lasts and then only for a short period. After a good 500 days of Austria's broken government now. Suddenly, and with a big Bang, on the one hand. But on the other hand, also very logical, given the internal contradictions that have accompanied this Alliance from the beginning and charged.

Because of the "Süddeutscher Zeitung" and "mirror" known-made Video, the niece shows the Vice-Chancellor, Strache and his party-Intimus Johann Gudenus in a Villa in Ibiza at the abysmal exchange with a supposed Russian oligarch, was only the occasion, not the reason for the Failure of this government. Out of the trap that had been made, no longer could not get rid Strache and Gudenus, because you put only pure, but above all exposes have been.

under the Spanish sun, the mask fell, you saw the alleged lawyers for the little people and protector of the home suddenly as a cynical gamer, for the pure self-purpose and state Power merely to be available to mass seem. All of the values, tangible and intangible, were offered for sale in the great give-and-take.

And so bizarre all of this seems: It was. behind it is a crude Plan for the reconstruction of Austria – for a shift to the East, where the people are, according to Heinz-Christian Strache "normal" and not so "decadent" in the West The goal: a state, such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary, has created, in which the Leaders draw the media and democracy is undermined.

Effective date for new elections

As "b'soffene G'layer" has all of that Strache to dismiss tried. But drunk, he was not only on this evening of champagne and vodka with Red Bull. Power drunk, he and his FPÖ ranks have far too often shown in such a short time of the governance.

it starts with a foreign Minister who liked to invite to your wedding ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin, as they have to revive the Hapsburg marriage policy. And it doesn't stop there with a Minister of the interior, initiated a RAID in the secret service or reception centres for asylum-seekers in Orwellian fashion in departure centres has been renamed.

Chancellor Short has now withdrawn the rice leash, with the concise and to the election campaign, the trimmed sentence: "enough is Enough." It sounds energetic, veiled, but their own to blame for the Disaster. For too long has a Short left to the machinations of the FPÖ uncommented.

he was announcing the coalition, has little to do with the the Display of statesmanlike responsibility. It is first of all to the personal calculus of Power, with which he has a half years ago the FPÖ in the government brought all of the foreseeable consequences, in Spite of. Now the time appears to him convenient to bring in the new elections a few percentage points more.

accrual of populists needed

Briefly speculated to be for their own irresponsibility rewarded. Because he is to blame, the FPÖ salon ready. It should be his aim had been to tame the right-wing populists, by involving them in the responsibility, so the crashing has failed.

it has become Clear, rather, is how contagious the Virus of populism. His coalition was also complicity. Failed on the mass of the morale of staff not only Strache and his Freedom, but also Short-and his people's party are, therefore, now.

At the time of election, it is not only a question of how much of a percentage can steal points of the ÖVP-Chancellor of the now-weakened FPÖ. After this Drama, it goes for the entire political operation, therefore, regain credibility. The previous election have Short-and Strache, won in unison with the plates, slogans, and so that you have stoked Fears. Short now has to show that the election is for him a new beginning.

Because the quick and dramatic end to this government holds a teaching – beyond Austria: Who engages with right-wing populists, the will be dragged into their swamp. Integration can not succeed. A clear distinction is necessary in order to protect the democracy.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 19.05.2019, 17:37 PM

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