Residents of Vienna spoke about their expectations of the upcoming legislative elections in the Austrian capital on Saturday, as political parties made their final pleas to voters on the eve of the election, due to be held on Sunday, September 29.
"I think the worst outcome would be if everything would stay the same as it is, and if the coalition would go on like this, and we would we would be confronted with 'Ibiza 2' at some point," said Member of the Regional Parliament of Vienna Thomas Weber.
Green Party candidate Sibylle Hamann noted, "You have the feeling that the country is going completely into the wrong direction," before adding that "when 'Ibiza' happened, it was kind of a relief, like somebody pressed a stop button, and at the moment I thought now is the chance, and we can do something."
The snap election was called after former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's ruling OVP's coalition with far-right party FPO ended following a no-confidence vote in May.
Parliament's decision came after the publication of footage, which allegedly shows the head of FPO Heinz-Christian Strache discussing governmental contracts with a supposed Russian investor in Ibiza.
Rendi-Wagner referenced the so-called 'Ibiza' scandal during her speech, labelling the OVP and FPO union an 'Ibiza coalition.'