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Voting opens in Austria with Sebastian Kurz likely to regain power

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Former chancellor may renew pact with far right four months after corruption scandalVoting is under way in Austrian elections that could result in the former chancellor Sebastian Kurz renewing a controversial pact with the far right to reclaim his position as the world’s youngest state leader.The Alpine country’s conservative-nationalist coalition government collapsed in spectacular style in May after the emergence of a covertly filmed video in which the then deputy chancellor and Freedom party (FPÖ) leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, offered lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support to a woman purporting to be the niece of a Russian oligarch. Continue reading…

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Author : Philip Oltermann

Publish date : 2019-09-29 10:26:58

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