Yesterday (16-03-13) saw the NEOS General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to form a joint election platform with the Liberal Forum (LIF). The Liberal partnership, it’s reported, will be going forward into the General Election under the slogan ‘The stalemate is strong, Together we are stronger’ – a reference to the perceived lack of ability by the ruling Grand Coalition (Social Democrats and the conservatives) to achieve reforms in key areas.
The LIF had already agreed to the alliance and so the Assembly vote was the final step in creating the platform. The decision has gained coverage today across the Austrian press:
It’s been a significant week for NEOS and the new Liberal platform with their first appearance in the Austrian opinion polls .