The Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is Saturday, left because of a controversial encounter with a woman who is going out for a rich Russian influence within the Austrian political wanted to buy.
Images of the take licked Friday by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the nieuwsweekblad Of the Mirror.
The woman gave himself out for the niece of a Russian oligarch from the close circles around the Russian president Vladimir Putin. They promised illegal donations to the FPÖ and offered to a prominent Austrian tabloid to buy the party of Strache, a media ascendancy to the Hungarian example to be delivered.
Strache, also chairman of the radical right-populist FPÖ, said that the resignation is accepted by the chancellor, Sebastian Kurz. He is in both roles, followed by partijgenoot Norbert Hofer.
Strache says he is the victim of a targeted political attack by illegal means”, but that he sets out to further damage to the government to prevent. His party controls since december 2017 together with the ÖVP, the party of the Kurz.
On the images are several people to see. One of them is Straches partijgenoot Johann Gudenus, at that time deputy-mayor of Vienna and now chairman of the parliamentary party in the parliament. He too was Saturday left.
Before the resignation of the two politicians closed Kurz further cooperation with Strache. It is still unclear whether he and the coalition with the successor of Strache wants to continue or new elections will.
Hundreds of people have Saturday afternoon gathered at the official residence of the federal chancellor in Vienna. The government should, according to them, resignation. They demand early elections.
Hundreds of people in Vienna are collected against the government of Kurz to demonstrate. (Photo: AFP)
The woman did as the family of Russian oligarch
The woman in the images occurred as a cousin of Igor Makarov, a Russian oligarch who, until the entourage of the Russian president Vladimir Putin belongs to.
The 49-year-old Strache met her two years ago on the Spanish island of Ibiza. He promised the woman political favors in exchange for financial support. Three months later Strache was elected vice-chancellor.
The German newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel published Friday, a revealing story about the encounter. They have verborgencamerabeelden and audio recording of the appointment in their possession. It is not known who was behind the plan to the politicians to deceive the sat.
Vice-chancellor of Austria sjoemelde with ‘Russian millionaire
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