165 preferential votes gave the predecessor of Upper Austria’s governor Thomas Stelzer a comeback. Josef Pühringer – from 1995 to 2017 head of the ÖVP Upper Austria and governor – returns to politics. To be more precise, in the local council.
Not accepting the mandate is loud for the 71-year-old Upper Austrian news out of the question. “I can’t be elected and then say that it shouldn’t be taken seriously, that it was just an electoral maneuver.”