Salzburg Deputy Governor and Social Officer Heinrich Schellhorn (Greens) announced his resignation on Friday. He draws the consequences for the abuses in a Senecura nursing home in Salzburg that became known two weeks ago.
“Politics requires five qualities: courage, strength, expertise, perseverance and confidence. I noticed that there was no longer any trust in the population. And that is why I have decided to take political responsibility,” Schellhorn said at a press conference at a hotel in Salzburg around 2 p.m.
Schellhorn will resign from his position in the state government on November 9. Martina Berthold is mentioned behind closed doors as a possible successor. The Salzburg Greens will discuss this on Friday afternoon.