Strange happenings in the republic’s brightly lit inner workings: Vulgar customs have broken down and are doing more damage than meets the eye.
On the evening of the last carnival day, Max Kothbauer made a strange observation while walking through Vienna’s government district: the former head of cabinet of Chancellor Franz Vranitzky and later general director of the Postal Savings Bank had seen several people on the balcony of the Chancellery who did not fit into the usual image of one of the usual ministerial meetings. The festive lighting in the Hall of Mirrors at the seat of government was also an indication that something unusual was happening at Ballhausplatz.
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