styria turns left

I know what I’m talking about took place in styria (some austrian federal state) and not here in vienna, plus it happened some days ago.
nevertheless a political change of this impact is worth covering.

to name it: austrias conservatives lost power in another federal state.
that means the social democrats and the conservative party both govern 4 of austria’s 9 federal states.
due to several scandals involving the energy company estag and intransparent financial promotion of the noble Herberstein family, it was more or less clear head of local government, Waltraud Klasnic would loose the vote. (and yes, she insisted on the male form of the title, tough it does not work out in english)
as the

2 Comments so far

  1. TH (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 2:46 pm

    And what a delightful result, especially in the light of Minister Bartenstein’s hysteria.

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  2. Christian (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

    was grunds

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