A councillor from the BZÖ has changed his political allegiance to join “Team Stronach”.
The newlyformed political party set up by Austro Canadian multimillionaire Frank Stronach has poached many politicians from rival parties but the BZÖ has suffered particularly badly from losing its members.
The latest desertion is of Michael Schabernig, aged 30. Announcing the move the new party said that Schabernig would bring new ideas and greater political transparency.
Schabernig started his political career in 2009 as a regional politician in Friesach and since 2010 had responsibility for tourism and he will now take part in Stronach’s Carinthian election team.