Following allegations of plagiarism in relation to the diploma thesis of Wilcht National Councilor and local council candidate Peter Widdinger (ingerVP), the city party has called a board meeting on Saturday evening. It should be decided that club president Christian Robert will become the interim city party president until the party congress after the city council election.
Weidinger announced on Friday that he would suspend his office as the city’s party president. As Robert said, Weidinger would explain again on Saturday that he would not accept his municipal council’s mandate if the allegations were found to be true. No further decisions should be made regarding Weidinger on Saturday. One will mainly talk about election campaign.
No further resolution should be passed
As it became known on Friday, Salzburg critic Stephen Weber found 30 text pieces in a diploma thesis that could be considered plagiarism. Weidinger criticized English and German-language sources in his work on “Canadian distribution of works and their potential importance for federal debate within the European Union”, “including documents accessible on the Internet such as a country report or a University Canada dictionary” Of. As stated by the University of Graz, a formal withdrawal process is initiated following a complaint
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