After yesterday's video, I must honestly say: enough is Enough. I have asked the president to call new elections as soon as possible, " says Sebastian Kurz at the press conference.
of the German newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel on Friday, showing a secret meeting between Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the right-wing populist party FPÖ, and a woman claiming to be a relative of a Russian oligarch who wants to invest millions in Austria. Strache says among other things that he can arrange with various contracts, in exchange for Russian help in the forthcoming elections in 2017.
After the election was the FREEDOM party's coalition with Sebastian Kurzs the middle-the conservative party ÖVF, and Strache became vice-chancellor.
" says Kurz that he was aware that many would be provoked by the coalition with högerpopulisterna, and that they also had to handle a number of other incidents around the FPÖ in the last few years.
it is clear Now that the coalition no longer holds, " he says, and he has therefore asked the president of the republic, which mainly has ceremonial power in Austria, announce a new election.president of Austria and Alexander Van der Table. Photo: Alex Halada/AFP
Alexander Van der Table a private press conference, where he confirmed that he talked with the Kurz, and that they are now going to discuss the next steps for a nyvalsprocess.
– We must be able to rely on our institutions. It is the basis, even for a christian, " he says, calling the scandal ”grossly disrespectful” towards the population.
– the Images that reached us yesterday is shameful. It is not the way we are, it's not what Austria is, " he says.
According to the austrian news agency APA, will new elections probably to be able to become a reality in the autumn.
had the requirements of the election have already grown strong, both from the country's opposition parties and from large parts of the population. About 15,000 protesters gathered outside the chancellor's office in the capital city of Vienna to show their dissatisfaction with the government.
the Crowd cheered loudly when Heinz-Christian Strache announced his resignation during the morning, and so even after the Short notice of the election during the evening.
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