An unholy marriage

January 08, 2007 // Tagged in: austria, coalition, History, politics

People would think that people learn from mistakes. People are mistaken.

About an hour ago, the Socialist Party’s head Gusenbauer announced the finalization of coalition talks with the People’s Party. Even though the SPÖ had the majority after last year’s elections, they have now handed over all the key resorts to the election losers headed by legendary mute chancellor Schüssel.

Key issues like free access to Austrian higher education and the anullement of the Eurofighter contract, as demanded by the SPÖ, have been either watered down to just about no change at all or have now miraculously disappeared from the coalition papers.

Oh well, goes to show that it’s really quite useless to vote for anything else than the Greens.