Austrian far-right leader resigns after sting | Bangkok Post: news - News Summed Up

Austrian far-right leader resigns after sting | Bangkok Post: news


Austria's opposition has called for the resignation of far-right leader and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian StracheVIENNA: Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned Saturday after explosive revelations from a hidden-camera sting, just days before key EU elections. Strache is seen suggesting that new owners could make staff changes at the Krone and use the paper to help his Freedom Party (FPOe) in its election campaign. Both the newspapers that published the footage say they don't have any firm information over who set up the elaborate sting. Strache, 49, succeeded the mercurial Joerg Haider as leader of the party in 2005. He himself flirted with neo-Nazism in his youth, but as leader sought to clean up the party's image and make it more electable.


Source: Bangkok Post May 18, 2019 11:37 UTC



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