Ibizagate: New Book Proves Allegations Against Former Freedom Party Leader Strache

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: August 22, 2019; 14:34 ♦ (Vindobona)

A secretly recorded video led to the fall of Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz Christian Strache and Deputy Leader of the Freedom Party Johann Gudenus in May. Now the journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung who took part in the unveiling describe what else could be seen on the Ibiza video and how Strache was tempted to behave corruptly.

Heinz Christian Strache in 2017. / Picture: © SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation - ORF-Elefantenrunde am 12.10.17 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

On 17 May 2019, video recordings of delicate negotiations on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza in the summer of 2017 were made public, in which Austria's then opposition leader and later Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and the Freedom Party's parliamentary party leader Johann Gudenus showed a frightening willingness to corrupt deals with a supposed Russian oligarch.