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Everyone is waiting for the Statement of Short

After the resignation of Vice-Chancellor and FPÖ-leader Heinz-Christian Strache of Austria's Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) wants to comment on Saturday evening on the future of the government coalition. Short will leave at 19.45 a Statement in the Federal Chancellery, informed a spokesman of the Chancellery on Saturday afternoon. Then wants to turn to the Federal President, Alexander Van der Bellen of the Public.

After the resignation of Straches from all political Offices, the question is whether the conservative ÖVP to continue the coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, or of a re-election seeking. A minority government seems feasible.

the trigger for the crisis is a controversial Video that had been recorded in 2017, secretly on the island of Ibiza. The "Spiegel" and "süddeutsche Zeitung" played the course Video shows how to Strache of an alleged Russian Oligarch turned lucrative public contracts in view, it should support the FPÖ in the election campaign.

thousands of demonstrators in Vienna

Strache admitted on Saturday at a press conference of serious misconduct: "Yes, it was stupid, it was irresponsible and it was a mistake." His resignation would pave the way for a continuation of the since 2017 ruling ÖVP-FPÖ coalition, said the 49-Year-old.

in Front of the Chancellery meeting gathered during the crisis according to police, on Saturday afternoon, around 4000 to 5000 demonstrators. They called loudly for new elections. (fal/sda)

Created: 18.05.2019, 17:57 PM

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