"My party comes from the tradition of the labor movement, the women’s movement, the peace and environmental movements": The latter is certainly not true; "the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)": they are centre-right; "comparatively left-wing Social Democratic Party (SPÖ)": in theory ("AustroMarxism") yes, in practice not really (but that's hard to describe).
Waidhofen/Ybbs (LowerA.) elected its parliament (no direct mayoral elec.):
The first elec. after the introDuction of obligatory vaccinations by ÖVP&Greens (plus SPÖ&Neos, so all except FPÖ) brought 1/6 for the antiVaccinationers of MFG - quite something! But after all Waidhofen/Y. is not more than a 10.000-"town", so local issues might have played a role, in federal OpinionPolls MFG is still around the threshold of 4%.
I have never delivered the town's deViations from austrian average in NationalRat-elections, with PartyVotes either measured on all eligible votes:
... or measured only on valid votes:
Despite of only 10.000 inH. Waidhofen/Ybbs is a district of its own; what gives it some special attention&inFluence (federal Speaker Sobotka is from there, for example).
In the near future i will be dedicated to esoterics. Id est to the question, how close the "independent"/"bourgeois"/"civic" lists were (will be) to the ÖVP in Tyrol, where there will happen LocalElections this SunDay (except in the capital Innsbruck, the region's only city). Kreisky was once flying with Tyrol's PM Wallnöfer in a helicopter and asked, how the majorities would be in the village below. Wallnöfer answered: "Roughly 1/3 respectively." Kreisky: "Really?! I didn't expect the FPÖ and my SPÖ to be so strong there." "No, 1/3 for the ÖBB [=ÖVP-FarmerFederation], 1/3 for the ÖWB [=ÖVP-BusinessAssociation], 1/3 for the ÖAAB [=ÖVP-TradeUnionists]." Even if invented, this anecdote would illustrate very well, how Tyrol worked: Total ÖVP-dominance in EastTyrol and the west (the mountainous & once deeply poor&catholic Upper-InnValley), less so in the more open & touristic Lower InnValley, where FPÖ & SPÖ were here and there a factor. But at the same time ÖVP-Tyrol has often been afflicted by divisions (similar to neighbour CSU [F.J.STRAUSS: "We still make us our opposition ourselves!"]), which have become more and more endemic. These days You must be happy, if a list is only called like "We for XYZ. ÖVP-XYZ and Independents", many are not assignable, they are just not officially SPÖ, FPÖ, Greens either and generally MidRight. Tyrol's trend in federal parliamentary elections (DeViations from austrian average), measured on all eligible votes:
And measured only on valid votes:
The OpinionPolls have seen ÖVP in some free fall:
After MFG (=antiCompulsoryVacc.) received 1/6 of votes recently in a 10.000-town of LowerA. (see above) despite getting only ~6% in OpinionPolls many are nervous (especially in ÖVP % FPÖ). They will candidate in 51 of Tyrol's 278 municipalities, so quite a lot for a fresh party (and taking into account, that Tyrol's munic. are very small by population, making it hard to erect structures).
Despite Corona suddenly being overShadowed by the war, MFG has performed, where running, well: In bigger towns only ~7%, in small villages here and there up to 28%. Black day, as expected, for the ÖVP. Not sure about SPÖ, FPÖ, TheGreens. NEOS have lost their only mayor (naturally a deFector from ÖVP).
In Tyrol it is getting - 3 months before the snapElec. - dramatical (a little bit) with the newest OpinionPoll:
The pollster is not well-established, but even in the case of a weird methodoLogy the developments are clear. An internal from January is said to have put ÖVP already at 32%. ÖVP's hope can be, that their nominated leader is popular.