Johannes Huber, journalist and political blogger, was on “Vorarlberg LIVE” on Tuesday and spoke about the WKStA investigation and the mobile phone gate around LH Markus Wallner.
The WKStA has initiated preliminary proceedings against Governor Markus Wallner, Karlheinz Rüdisser and Marco Tittler. Acceptance of advantages and acceptance of advantages for influencing are the allegations. The information that Wallner’s tablet and cell phone had been deleted was rejected by the state. It’s a “routine swap”. The data was not deleted either, confirmed Markus Wallner in a press conference today.
Journalist and political blogger Johannes Huber spoke about this on Tuesday in “Vorarlberg LIVE”.
Greens in a difficult situation
The Vorarlberg Greens are in a difficult situation. There is a lot at stake. Journalist Johannes Huber is convinced of that. “If you supported the vote of no confidence against Governor Markus Wallner in the state parliament, you would have won your honor, but lost all power,” Huber stated on Vorarlberg LIVE. “At the federal level, the Greens would almost have found themselves in a similar situation if Sebastian Kurz had refused to resign in the fall.” As is well known, the chancellor at the time preferred to resign voluntarily than to be voted out again.
According to Huber, the fact that Wallner apparently tried to delete his cell phone created a catastrophic picture. And if it was just a routine exchange: In the context of a scandal that had been growing for some time, the governor’s office should have refrained from such an exchange.
Johannes Huber on personnel shifts in the federal government
Chancellor Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) uses the resignations of Margarete Schramböck (business) and Elisabeth Köstinger (agriculture) for a major restructuring in the government. He transfers the economy to Minister of Labor Martin Kocher – and he brings three new people to the team: Farmers’ Association Director Norbert Totschnig, a Tyrolean, becomes Minister of Agriculture. The economic department will be cut, but there are two new state secretaries.
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The broadcast “Vorarlberg LIVE” is a cooperation between VOL.AT, VN.at, Ländle TV and VOL.AT TV and is broadcast from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. There’s more here.