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About the Liste Jetzt Party Manifesto

The list led by former Green MP Peter Pilz seems unlikely to make it into parliament this time. The central idea of the Liste JETZT is better control of the government.

The list led by former Green MP Peter Pilz seems unlikely to make it into parliament this time, as the polls show a resurgence of support for the Greens. Yet it is running and currently sits in parliament, thus put forward a 16-page election manifesto.

The central idea of the Liste JETZT is better control of the government. Maria Stern, second on the list, maintains the party is “the only opposition,” as JETZT sees Sebastian Kurz’s ÖVP comfortably winning the elections and all the other parties queueing up to be his coalition partner. The fight against political corruption – especially among the two “Ibiza parties” ÖVP and FPÖ, as Pilz dubbed them – takes absolute precedence in the manifesto.

Pilz promises a biting parliamentary inquiry into the Ibiza affair, a desired stronger role for the anti-corruption Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, complete with new resources and a new police unit, as well as more funds and powers for the judiciary.

The party has touched on other policy areas, but mainly with headlines. JETZT supports a CO2 tax combined with a climate dividend for citizens, much stronger laws on protecting animals and livestock, more support and funds for mothers and to fight child poverty and higher taxes for big tech companies, financial transactions and inheritances exceeding €500,000.

 

Benjamin Wolf
Benjamin studied Journalism, History and International Affairs. After stints with Cafébabel in Paris and Arte in Strasbourg, he is now working as managing editor and COO for Metropole in Vienna. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history. Photo: Visual Hub

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