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Austrian deputy prime minister will resign and get on as party leader after leaked ‘omkopingsvideo’
The Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ) has chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) of his resignation offered and accepted. He also gets in as party leader of the far-right FPÖ. That he has today announced. He was discredited by a video showing him how to be a Russian millionaire public contracts promised in exchange for political support. The images were by German media.

In the movie is to see how Strache few months before the elections together with Johann Gudenus, the current chairman of the FPÖ in parliament (which also today announced plans to resign), a Russian woman, met in Ibiza. The men would her lucrative construction contracts have offered in exchange for the repurchase of the Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitung , that positive would write about their party.

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The meeting lasted six hours and was filmed with a hidden camera. The woman was not a millionaire. Intention was to have the chairman of the FPÖ in the fall to lure. The German newspapers Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung say not to know who is behind the operation. the

Strache acknowledged to the journalists that that night had occurred, but denied that he "any form of advantage was offered or received. He still declared that there is "a lot of alcohol was consumed" that evening and that there was a "large barrier" was without "professional interpreter".

Today, he has his resignations. “Yes, it was stupid, irresponsible, it was a mistake,” he said, according to Austrian broadcaster ORF. The vice-chancellor apologized for his “typical alcohol-induced machogedoe”. The leaked video he called a “targeted political attack” and “a trap staged by the secret services”. The FPÖ-leader offered his resignation in order to avoid that the coalition between the FPÖ and the ÖVP would collapse, " he said.

in Addition to his position as vice-chancellor, get Strache also as leader of the FPÖ. “My deputy Norbert Hofer will lead the party from now on to take”, says Strache. Hofer is currently the minister of transport. Possible follows also he is in the government Strache. In Vienna, although speculation about the end of the coalition. The question now is whether Kurz, the coalition wants to continue with the successor of Strache, or that he drives on early elections.

FPÖ-party leader Johann Gudenus get on. The 42-year-old politician made the news today to the world. He is said to regret that he the confidence of the voters, officials and employees has been violated by his behaviour.


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, president of the German christian democrats (CDU), has criticised the extreme right-wing, after the endless government crisis in Austria.

Kramp-Karrenbauer said that right-wing, populist parties are prepared to put their land to sell for personal gain. “Even if it is for a sandwich. These people are allowed in Europe are not taking responsibility,” she said on a partijbijeenkomst in Cuxhaven.

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