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Ibiza-Video - New Elections in Austria after Vice Chancellor Resignation

Published: May 18, 2019; 19:55 · (Vindobona)

After the release of the incriminating video of "foreign secret services" and the resulting resignation of Vice-Chancellor Heinz Christian Strache, the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) headed by Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz calls for early elections as soon as possible. He had also informed the Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. "Enough is enough", Kurz said in a press statement on Saturday evening.

(from left to right): Norbert Hofer, Heinz Christian Strache und Sebastian Kurz in February. "Targeted political assassination" / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

The Austrian People's Party - Freedom Party coalition government under Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is history.

Kurz calls for early elections as soon as possible. He had also informed the Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. "Enough is enough", Kurz said in a press statement on Saturday evening.

Following the resignation of Freedom Party leader and…

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