State elections will take place in Tyrol on September 25th. Just a few weeks ago, things looked bleak for the ÖVP. In polls, the party only got 26 percent – a drop of around 20 percent compared to the 44 percent in 2018.
ÖVP chairman and top candidate Anton Mattle is still optimistic and sets a goal of 34 percent. The member of parliament and cable car lobbyist Franz Hörl is even more optimistic. Despite all the polls, in a short interview with “Hohes Haus” he speaks for his party by 37 to 38 percent.
“We’ve ruled this country since World War II,” Hörl explains his prognosis. “And this country is something to be proud of. We own TIWAG, we own housing subsidies, we own Hypobank. That gives us scope that the population sometimes takes for granted.”
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