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Mikl-Leitner does not completely exclude turquoise blue

Should there be no result after the exploratory talks, one must also leave open a new ÖVP-FPÖ coalition, said the Lower Austrian provincial governor.

Lower Austrian provincial governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) has not yet written off a continuation of her party's coalition with the FPÖ. "It's always a matter of alternatives," she said in the Ö1 series "In The Journal" on Saturday. Therefore, one must also leave this open. Meanwhile, the long-standing Greens deputy Terezija Stoisits can not do much with Turquoise Green.

The FPÖ had been the first party to participate in the government even out of the race, even if the head of the Liberal basically does not rule out a continuation of the turquoise-blue coalition, there should be no result after the current exploratory talks. Each party is required to assume political responsibility. Mikl-Leitner did not want to express preferences.

On Friday, the ÖVP and the Greens had completed the joint exploratory talks and left the result open. Thus, the extended federal executive committee (EBV) of the Greens on Sunday decides whether to go into coalition negotiations. A determination of the ÖVP was announced for Monday, before they wanted to once again discussed with the representatives of the countries and the frets on the way forward.

Green skepticism recently

Skepticism towards a turquoise-green coalition expressed the longtime Green MPs and former Ombudsperson Terezija Stoisits. "Sebastian Kurz is for me the opposite of confidence-inspiring," she said in the news magazine "profile" about the ÖVP boss. The human images of ÖVP and Greens are not compatible, because: "Kurz has represented a law-and-order policy with authoritarian features."

However, 55 percent of Austrians would welcome genuine coalition negotiations between the ÖVP and the Greens, according to a survey by Peter Hajek for "ATV Aktuell: Die Woche".


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