Ministers of the right-populist FPÖ steps from Austrian government

All the ministers of the right-populist political party FPÖ in Austria have Monday night for their discharge and submitted. That happened a few hours after chancellor Sebastian Kurz of the ÖVP made it clear that he is the president wanted to propose to the minister of Internal Affairs of the FPÖ, Herbert Kickl, to dismiss.

In the country is at the political level for days became restless after the vice-chancellor of the FPÖ, Heinz-Christian Strache, Friday in time to hit. Then, images were unveiled, which he for hours about political favors in exchange for financial support negotiated with a woman who, as a Russian multimillionaire occurred.

Subsequently decided Kurz and his ÖVP’s cooperation with the FPÖ into the ruling coalition to an end. For the beginning of september, new parliamentary elections will be issued.

The boterde not between the two coalition parties, and the matter-Strache is for Kurz the final push. “Enough is enough”, said the chancellor this weekend during a press conference.

Meeting with ‘Russian woman’ was just before elections

The six hours of footage, and audio recordings brought Strache in the closely. Three months before the Austrian elections in 2017, he had a meeting with partijgenoot Johann Gudenus (at that time deputy-mayor of Vienna) and a Russian woman who claimed to be the niece of an oligarch from the circles around the Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The woman suggested to Strache for that they have a majority stake in the leading Austrian tabloid would buy the FPÖ of media support. Strache commented out loud about a situation in which his party, the Austrian media in a choke would keep to the example of the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.

Strache promised the Russian artificially inflated government contracts to compensate. In addition, he suggested that the FPÖ in the past, donations received from people who, through a foundation, out of sight of the authorities were held.

Until an actual deal was not in the video. It is not known who was behind the meeting was, and who he has captured.

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