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RSS FeedsAustria: Foreigners barred from Vienna council vote
(World News Austria)

 
 

9 october 2020 08:08:18

 
Austria: Foreigners barred from Vienna council vote
(World News Austria)
 


Vienna: Vienna residents will elect the city council on Sunday but almost a third of them will not vote as they are foreigners, sparking criticism that the ballot is inherently unfair. Austria has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the EU. In the cosmopolitan capital, almost a third of 1.9 million residents are non-Austrian nationals and they do not have voting rights apart from local elections in their district. Some of them could be found at a mock polling station on one of Vienna`s main shopping streets set up by an anti-racism NGO to draw attention to their plight. Among them is Moritz Knoll, who can`t vote even though he was born in Austria. `I can`t vote because...


 
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