Vienna Victory for Social Democrats


Viennese Mayoral candidate Michael Häupl

The Viennese Mayoral elections, held yesterday, was won by Party of European Socialists (PES) member party SPÖ. Sergei Stanishev, PES President, congratulated them: 'I warmly congratulate my colleague and comrade Mayor Michael Haeupl on his win in Vienna over the weekend. This summer, Vienna has shown Europe how to respond when people in need knock at your door. This success, against the right-populist party seeking to restrict immigration, is a triumph for social democracy Europe-wide and a vote of confidence for our open approach to the refugee crisis.' 'Congratulations to the Austrian Social Democrats, their staff and all those volunteers who led them to this outcome. They did so for open and inclusive Vienna, and we celebrate with them today.'