Ahead of the parliamentary elections this Sunday in Austria, Joseph Daul, President of the European People’s Party (EPP), expressed his support for EPP member party Die neue Volkspartei (ÖVP) and its chairman, Sebastian Kurz.

“Austria has been at a standstill and the Austrian people are calling for change. Sebastian Kurz can bring fresh momentum for Austria. As Die neue Volkspartei chairman, he has invigorated and rejuvenated the party. As a minister, he acted swiftly to address the concerns of the Austrian citizens regarding security and migration. As chancellor, Sebastian Kurz will set a new course for Austria and its citizens.

Improving the lives of the Austrian people means that Austria needs to remain a reliable European partner. An ÖVP government under the helm of Sebastian Kurz is the key to a strong Austria in a strong Europe. With the debate on the future of Europe underway, it is important to have qualified leaders in the EU like Sebastian Kurz.

The Austrian people have an opportunity to vote for change. They can make the choice for a new dynamic for their country by supporting Sebastian Kurz. On Sunday, I call on Austrian citizens to vote for Die neue Volkspartei and choose a new Austria.”