It is also not the case that there are no experts to be found in “real” politics. The economist Martin Kocher has now (fortunately) landed in politics, in the justice department the “non-partisan” were even decades-long tradition, in the foreign office remained “expert minister” Alexander Schallenberg (and also the predecessor Karin Kneissl was – more or less – independent).
A cabinet of experts does not have the mandate of the (National Council) voter, does not usually make personnel decisions and only sets accents when these are unavoidable, as was the case in the Bierlein cabinet. The budget was then provisionally updated, there were few interviews. Also, hardly any criticism from journalists and none at all from political parties: without a political mandate there is no opposition. Brigitte Bierlein jumped into the deep end with admirable fearlessness, one cannot deny that. But still, in these conditions, it’s not that difficult to be popular. The re were no tax increases for environmental offenders and no labor market reform, as will soon be inevitable.
Anyone who wants to abolish politicians is shaking the democratic constitution and could just as easily call for an emperor. Politics also means party political conflict. But you should wish for a better level. The last parliamentary session was no fame. Please, more factual discussion and less drool!
The never-ending pandemic naturally makes citizens weary and angry. You deserve responsible representatives. The nice thing about democracy: If you don’t like the government, you can vote it out again. A civil servants’ cabinet determined by the “Kaiser” rather not.