HC Strache has led the Austrian Freedom Party to new heights with a strong second place in Vienna’s local elections on Sunday.
Some predicted that the Freedom Party would perform even better on election night, but this strong performance in “Red Vienna” truly is tremendous for those who believe in national sovereignty.
Districts won by the FPÖ in blue. Districts won by the Socialists in red. Districts won by the Christian Democrats in black.
Michael Häupl of the Social Democrats has been Mayor of Vienna for more than two decades. His party has governed Vienna continuously since 1945. This was their worst showing ever in the city.
Centre-Right Christian Democrats were dismayed that they received a paltry 8.7%, by far their worst showing ever. This is due to defections to the nationalists.
Manfred Juraczka, the distinguished and respectable leader of the Christian Democrats humbly and honourably resigned as party leader of Vienna after the election.
Liberals entered the 100 seat Vienna council for the first time in a decade with a strong 6% of the vote.
A continued coalition of the Social Democrats and the far left Green Party is expected to continue governing Vienna. The Greens had a slight decrease of 1.5%.
Currently the Freedom Party (FPÖ) is projected to receive 34% of the vote in the next national election, slated to be held in 2018. The Christian Democrats (ÖVP) are threatening to pull out of the government within six months if the socialists do not implement more spending cuts.
Marine Le Pen’s former personal adviser on European Affairs, Ludovic De Danne, reportedly traveled to Vienna for what Le Pen’s pan-European; Europe of Nations & Freedom hoped would be a victory for the FPÖ. Ludovic De Danne currently serves as Secretary General of the ENF.
Ludovic De Danne: Secretary General of the ENF.
Nevertheless high ranking members of the ENF congratulated the tremendous performance of the FPÖ in “Red Vienna”.
Philip Claeys: Former MEP from Flanders: 2004-2014. Member of the Executive Board of Vlaams Belang.