Ahead of the parliamentary elections this Sunday in Austria, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), Joseph Daul,  has wished the best of luck to EPP member party Die Neue Volkspartei (ÖVP) and chairman, Sebastian Kurz:

“For the past two years, Die Neue Volkspartei and Sebastian Kurz have worked tirelessly on reforms to improve the lives of Austrian citizens and breathe new life into the country’s economy. In Sunday’s elections, a strong result for ÖVP will ensure Sebastian Kurz is returned to the position of Chancellor.  Only then can Austria continue on the necessary reform path and deliver the clarity and stability that the Austrian people are calling for.

As leader of ÖVP, Sebastian Kurz has once again assembled a team of impressive and experienced candidates. ÖVP has a clear vision for Austria’s future that is rooted in our centre-right values. The next Austrian government, led by Sebastian Kurz, will ensure families can take care of their loved ones and address citizens’ concerns on issues like climate change, migration and digitalisation.

An ÖVP-led government with Sebastian Kurz at the helm is the key to a strong Austria in a strong Europe. Sebastian Kurz represents a new generation of European leaders, I am convinced that Austria will continue to benefit from his experience, his centre-right values and his commitment to the EU.

On behalf of the EPP family, I wish the best of luck and electoral success to ÖVP and party chairman Sebastian Kurz”, concluded President Daul.