Kay-Michael Dankl
Austrian social democrat wins Salzburg mayoral runoff, vows to resolve housing crisis

Bernhard Auinger from the Social Democratic Party of Austria has won the mayorship of the city and the runner-up Kay-Michael Dankl from the Communist Party of Austria will take charge as the deputy mayor.

Austrian communists make a breakthrough in Salzburg municipal polls

With a surge in their popularity in cities like Graz and Salzburg, communists hope to enter the parliament in the elections this year

24-04 Austrian State Election Austrian communists enter Salzburg State Assembly for the first time since 1949

The alliance led by KPÖ performed particularly well in the city of Salzburg, securing 21.8% of the votes and emerging as the second largest force. The regional election saw the incumbent Christian Democrat-Green-Liberal coalition lose its majority