The Vorarlberg governor Markus Wallner (ÖVP) is now on sick leave for several weeks.
This is happening on urgent medical advice, according to a press release from the state press office on Wednesday morning. The stresses of the past few months have led to physical problems for Wallner. A resignation is not in the room, it said from the office of the governor.
Media speculation in this direction is wrong, according to Wallner’s spokesman Simon Kampl. The tasks of the state governor are duly taken over by the state governor Barbara Schöbi-Fink during his sick leave.
The past few months have been characterized by unusual efforts, it said in the broadcast – on the one hand the lengthy crisis management, on the other hand the allegations about the cause of the Wirtschaftsbund, which Wallner has always firmly rejected.