Only six months after it was founded, the People, Freedom, Basic Rights (MFG) party in Carinthia is apparently history again. The federal government surprisingly relieved the state spokesperson from his position today. And that probably has serious consequences for the young movement.
A few hours before their private meeting in Salzburg, the party leadership provided a blast on Saturday. She fired Carinthian lawyer Alexander Todor-Kostic for allegedly harmful conduct. This measure was apparently preceded by violent differences of opinion. Central to this was a new organizational structure within the party.
“Incomprehensible to me”
The exclusion of Todor-Kostic has serious consequences for the party in Carinthia. The entire board has resigned in solidarity with their boss, and more resignations are likely to follow at the district and community levels. Todor-Kostic has since announced that he will denounce what he believes to be an unjust decision: “It is all incomprehensible to me. I built the party in Carinthia and tripled the number of members in the MFG in a short time.”
It does not seem out of the question that the lawyer is now setting up his own party. “Over the past year, we have met thousands of people who are committed to our values. That potential is there.” That could provide dynamism, Todor-Kostic says cryptically.