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Former Austrian Far-right Leader Faces Anger after Vote

Former Austrian Far-right Leader Faces Anger after Vote

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 03:38 AM

VIENNA (AP) — Heinz-Christian Strache, the former Austrian vice chancellor at the center of a scandal that brought down the country's last government, has scheduled a statement amid anger in his far-right Freedom Party over its poor showing in a snap election.

Strache planned to make a "personal statement" Tuesday. It comes ahead of a meeting of the Freedom Party's leadership and as some figures in the party raised the possibility of throwing him out.

Strache led the party for 14 years until May, when a video showing him offering favors to a purported Russian investor triggered the collapse of conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's government. Strache also faces an investigation for suspected breach of trust over the alleged billing of private expenses to his party, which contributed to its weak election performance Sunday.

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Heinz-Christian Strache, the former Austrian vice chancellor at the center of a scandal that brought down the country's last government, has scheduled a statement amid anger in his far-right Freedom Party over its poor showing in a snap election.Strache planned to make a...
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