Konrad Lachmayer and Lukas Wieser wrote a post on http://verfassungsblog.de/ about “Entering into New Constitutional Territory in Austria”.
See the full analysis below.
10 days after the “Ibiza Video” scandal a vote of no confidence in the Austrian Parliament removed the Austrian government from office. While international media focused – in light of the exceptional circumstances – primarily on the “Ibiza Video” scandal, the constitutional dynamics were mostly neglected. It is therefore necessary to explain the events of the last days as well as to analyse the constitutional dynamics of the situation in Austria.