Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (conservative People’s Party, ÖVP) has been reserved about the
results of the German elections. “The election results in Germany will allow different constellations, and the coming weeks will show who will appoint the new chancellor”, he said to the APA on Monday.
He neither commented on the historic defeat of the German conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), nor did he congratulate Social Democrat election winner Olaf Scholz.
“We are counting on continuing our established cooperation with the future German government”, said Kurz. He further reiterated that Germany and Austria have been “close partners and friends”.
Ahead of the German elections, Kurz not only promoted the Union parties emphatically, but he also warned in dramatic terms against a left-wing government in Germany. After a meeting with Armin Laschet (CDU) in Berlin, Kurz commented on Twitter. “Europe cannot afford a total failure in Germany. Only a government with the CDU can prevent a left-wing government in Germany and prevent the unlimited admission (of people ed.) to central Europe and the loosening of the stability and growth pact.”
Reported in cooperation with the Austrian Press Agency / APA.