The head of the austrian social democrats wants to let the members of the spo decide on her future at the head of the party. Pamela rendi-wagner said she wanted to ask the question of confidence in the context of a member survey in march and april.
She is convinced that both she and the entire social democracy need the trust and support of the grassroots.
The 48-year-old has recently come in for considerable criticism. Your party had received only 21.2 percent of the votes in the national council election in september 2019 – a minus of 5.7 percent compared to the elections in fall 2017.
The party was unable to profit from the ibiza affair surrounding ex-fpo leader heinz-christian strache and the subsequent vote of no confidence in chancellor sebastian kurz (ovp), which was supported by the spo.
Many critics within the party have repeatedly questioned whether rendi-wagner is the right person to lead the party. Former austrian defense minister hans peter doskozil, who won 49.9 percent of the vote for spo in the state elections in burgenland in january, recently received a lot of support.