When sending a tweet, the communications team of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) had a particular mishap. It obviously served the wrong Twitter account. As a result, ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (35) informed his followers on Thursday about his “first trip as Federal Chancellor”.
In fact, it is about the current trip abroad of the new Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (52) to Brussels. He was expected on Thursday for the inaugural visit to Brussels. When asked about the tweet, Schallenberg’s spokeswoman said: “Wherever people work, mistakes happen.”
Tweet deleted and reposted
After the mishap made the rounds on social media, the erroneous tweet was deleted immediately. Immediately afterwards, the same tweet was posted again with the correct account.
Especially in view of the discussion about a so-called shadow chancellor Kurz, the mishap not only causes laughter on the Internet, but also for discussions on social media. But it once again raises the question of who actually looks after the social media accounts at the Federal Chancellery (BKA) or at the ÖVP. A user asks: “Did someone catch the wrong cell phone?”
Another: “It just shows in a very exemplary way that exactly the same team is still at work. It could have been that Schallenberg would take his own people to the BKA. “
Briefly supports Schallenberg
The ex-chancellor denies the allegations that Kurz will become a shadow chancellor behind the new chancellor Alexander Schallenberg. “But I will do everything I can to support Alexander Schallenberg and his government team as best as possible,” says Kurz. (oco)