After the meeting of the FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache with the alleged large Russian donor known, opposition parties demanded consequences. Will there be a new election in Austria?
The affair surrounding the leader of FPÖ Heinz-Christian Strache has triggered a political earthquake in Austria. Opposition party politicians are demanding after the announcement Meet Straches with the alleged main Russian donor in Ibiza in 2017 resignation of the Deputy Chancellor of Austria. Also the demands for new elections were raised.
SPÖ leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner wrote on Twitter: "It's time to end this haunt." There is only one way for the Chancellor of Federal Kurz: to be President. "Struts resignation considers it mandatory.
In the video: Neo-Nazis reported the past of Strache's right wing
Regarding Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP), Austrian Green Party Chairwoman Werner Kogler wrote that Kurz must "get out of the government with this blue gang, or he himself becomes intolerable."
"The world laughs about Austria"
The boss of the Austrian liberal party, Neos, Beate Meinl-Reisinger, said the possible consequences of Strache's affair: "This government in the end, which should also be seen by Sebastian Kurz. In the new election there is no way out."
Wolfgang Zinggl and Bruno Rossmann of the Now party briefly demanded an immediate dismissal of Straches: "Deputy Chancellor Strache is no longer sustainable for Austria," he said in a party statement. The video shows Strache and Gudenus in "truly lost societies" and further: "All Austrians are very shy – the world laughs at an Austrian with the Deputy Chancellor, who is looking for affection from a Russian oligarchy."
Konstantin Kuhle: signaling outside Austria
Domestic spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Konstantin Kuhle, made a clear statement to t-online.de regarding the events in Austria: "Current disclosures indicate that right-wing populists like Strache and their aides are not patriots but windy people Those who only have the destruction of European values in mind – even by means of corruption.The report also has a signaling effect outside Austria: The German AfD plans after the European elections, it seems, a general faction of corrupt enemies of the Constitution.