Viennas Socialdemocrats have to search for a coaltion partner after the massive loss of votes in the last election. Now it seems if the Green party will be the new partner. Viennas Socialdemocrat mayor Michael Häupl has officially started coalition negotiations with the Green party.
Political observers comment the new situation in Vienna as “no surprise”. The Peoples party is too shattered to be a stable coalition partner, and the Freedom party has to little similarities in the political views for a cooperation with the Socialdemocrats. Newspapers report that Freedom party leader Heinz Christian Strache is not happy about it. He wanted to have a cooperation with the Socialdemocrats. There are no big comments from the Peoples party. They might be busy enough with themselfes.