Burgenland’s governor Hans Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) emphasized on the sidelines of a press conference on Wednesday that he currently does not see any escalating leadership debate within the SPÖ – but with regard to the next national elections, in which the Social Democrats should claim first place, there will be “discussions,” he said. He would have no problem with a member survey.
He does not want to fuel the current discussion about federal party leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner, “out of loyalty to Carinthia and Salzburg,” said the governor. In principle, however, he thinks it is important to ask questions before an election: “How do you set yourself up? Are you tapping your full potential?” Doskozil also said that he himself had “always argued the content” of party colleagues, not personally.
Doskozil can generally imagine member surveys. “It’s a very intensive, grassroots instrument and I don’t think anyone can refuse a grassroots instrument.”