The Austrian Freedom Party president and Chancellor, Heinz Christian Strache, was found trying to gather in Ibiza to support elections with Russian billionaires who were supposed to "help" the deal in Austria. Can the Austrian government fall in love with it?
Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung today published the video of the meeting, where the president of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ and his subcontractor Heinz Christian Strache a few months before the 2017 general election in a villa in Ibiza, with a Russian billionaire. At a meeting with liberal leaders, he was also the deputy group leader Johann Gudenus.
In return for assistance, it must support freelancers
Russia, which is shown as the nephew of the influential Russian businessman, is ready to invest in the country for large sums of money. Austria should offer a favorable offer or public contract if he wants to buy the Austrian Kronen Zeitung newspaper and then support the freelancers in the election. But it's a trap, the unknown woman is not the nephew of the Russian businessman.
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Strache explained in his defense today that it was only casual private conversation, and that he constantly warned against respecting Austrian law orders.
The opposition asks the chancellor to take responsibility
The opposition has called Stracheja to resign. The affair can also frustrate the Austrian government, where FPO, besides the People's Party, is a coalition partner. Head of the Austrian Social Democrats (SPÖ) Pamela Randy–Wagner is the Chancellor of Austria Sebastiana Kurza he requested responsibility for the coalition allies.
Reveal illegal party financing?
Strache and Gudenus, among others, also mentioned the possibility of unauthorized funding from the party, Der Spiegel wrote. As they say, there are some very rich people who pay between 500,000 and 2 million euros, but this money does not go to the client's budget, but to charitable organizations that are not connected to the client. Thus, the payer can avoid overseeing the Auditor's Court.
Der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung did not disclose the source, but reported that the video was genuine and also verified by a forensic video expert.