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Mitterlehner settles in Kurz and the government «kleinerzeitung.at

Former ÖVP boss Reinhold Mitterler will present his autobiography this morning. Mitterlehner unzips and gives insight into his creeping disassembly by the current chancellor. We have already read the book.

on Michael Jungwirth | 10:47, 17 April 2019

Reinhold Mitterner © APA / Hans Punch

Ex-head of ÖVP Reinhold Mitterner he does not want his autobiography published today to be regarded as a calculation. If someone leads 208-seitige work "attitude", which The little newspaper in whole, to the heart, is the bitterness of the beneficial disassembly Sebastian Kurz to reach with hands. The sober inventory looks different.

In detail, Mitterlehner recapitulates two and a half years to his deputy chancellor, in particular the struggle for power with the then foreign ministerIn fact, Mittererner blames his successor that he planned to take the ÖVP from a long arm. "The Grand Design was already in charge in May 2016, which was then implemented in 2017." At that time, the interviewer was commissioned to test their chances of winning. "The study showed that the OVP would be better with a short 15 percent better. With this controversial result, Kurz upset the sharp and party leaders to seek support for new elections."

Clear criticism of the government

Mitler does not see the book as a statement, but as a clarification. There will be no exchange with the leadership of the party. But there are many in ÖVP that can not support the current approach to migration. Mitterlehner made considerable criticism of the government. Above all, the renaming of the reception centers in the "departing centers" was a fatal signal.

Secret talks with Griss and Strolz

The reduction in power was accelerated by a change in the top of the SEA Werner Faymann to Christian Kern, According to Mittlerner, Kurz plans to present the companies in the summer of 2016 for possible donations. They also have short secret negotiations Irmgard Griss and Matthias Strolz led by the formation of a broad movement. When Kern presented his plan A in January 2018, the situation came to a head. "The escalation spiral is extended, as if the government's program is not re-starting. Kern and I should not have more success."

Apart from this, the then interior minister and today's chairman of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka responsible for obstruction policy. "I even felt like a place of the trap I was allowed to work until the hour of purchase was considered successful". The current coalition accuses Mitterlehner that "policy and policy-oriented policies are, in the first place, barred by applicable standards."

Spindelegger: ended the rescue of ÖVP

ÖVP of its chairman Kurz wants to officially say nothing about the critical decision of former leader Mitrelekner. Instead, Mittererner's predecessor now appears Michael Spindelegger of, to blame the former deputy chancellor. In a statement sent to APA, he explains that Mitterrand's departure was not an intrigue, "but the salvation of the People's Party".

The PPA stumbled on one electoral defeat to the next "and was under Mitterrer on the road to insignificance," even the voters said without luck, Spindelegger. As a result of the Kurz party's takeover, it finally returned to the office of the OVP, so many OVP policies, as well as long ago, and the red-blue suppression under Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strasse, a former deputy chancellor in the filed statement.

Spindelegger was considered a sponsor of Kurz and assumed him as the secretary of state only in the government's responsibility.

In the salon of the Kleine Zeitung

On May 8, Reinhold Mitterer will present his book at a salon organized by Klein Zeitung and Moser Bookstore, moderated by Michael Jungwirth. The book was released today by Ecowin-Verlag (24 euros).

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