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Austria: Protesters rally outside Federal Chancellery in wake of Strache video scandal

Austria, Vienna
May 18, 2019 at 14:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Austrian Federal Chancellery in Vienna on Saturday to protest against the current government.

The demonstration comes in the wake of a domestic scandal involving Austria's vice chancellor and leader of the right-wing Freedom Party (FPO), Heinz-Christian Strache, who was caught on tape allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman claiming to have Russian ties in exchange for public contracts in 2017.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is expected to make a statement later on Saturday amid speculation of a snap election only a year and a half after the coalition between his conservatives and the Freedom Party (FPO) was formed.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Austrian Federal Chancellery in Vienna on Saturday to protest against the current government.

The demonstration comes in the wake of a domestic scandal involving Austria's vice chancellor and leader of the right-wing Freedom Party (FPO), Heinz-Christian Strache, who was caught on tape allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman claiming to have Russian ties in exchange for public contracts in 2017.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is expected to make a statement later on Saturday amid speculation of a snap election only a year and a half after the coalition between his conservatives and the Freedom Party (FPO) was formed.

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