On Sunday, the Greens decide whether or not they want to hold coalition talks with the OVP. At noon, the enlarged Federal Executive Committee (EBV) meets together, at 16 clock will want to give a statement to Federal Speaker Werner Kogler. Recently, the two parties had not been able to look into the cards, as the respective preferences look like.
On Friday, the head of the Greens met with the team of OVP chairman Sebastian Kurz one last time for exploratory talks. After that, it merely said that they would advise within their own party, what the way forward looks like. One day longer than the Greens, the OVP wants to take the time to announce its decision on possible coalition talks on Monday.
Greens before decision on coalition negotiations
"Everything in the green, thank you," said party leader Werner Kogler when he arrived in front of journalists and thanked "for the continued interest." As usual, he wore sunglasses with green cream on his forehead, accompanied by his probing team. In the afternoon, a press conference will announce how the analysis of the soundings had proceeded, which was recommended to EBV and how it was decided.
Whether one was for or against coalition talks with the People's Party, neither Kogler nor any one of the incoming ones could be elicited. Deputy Club Head Sigrid Maurer also said they wanted to listen to what the probationers had to say and then decide. Present were 27 voting members.
The speech was in any case of "great unity", as emphasized by the Upper Austrian Stefan Kainender, or by a "good interim result," as the Vorarlberg Nina Tomaselli said confidence building during the soundings. The great confidence in Kogler was also expressed by the Viennese MP Lukas Hammer.
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