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Austria: 'Enough is enough' - Kurz announces snap elections in wake of video scandal

Austria, Vienna
May 18, 2019 at 18:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that the country will hold snap elections while speaking to the press in Vienna on Saturday, in the wake of a scandal involving his former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache that resulted in his resignation.

A widely-circulated video shows Strache allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman claiming to have Russian ties in exchange for public contracts in 2017.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that the country will hold snap elections while speaking to the press in Vienna on Saturday, in the wake of a scandal involving his former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache that resulted in his resignation.

A widely-circulated video shows Strache allegedly accepting support in the elections from a woman claiming to have Russian ties in exchange for public contracts in 2017.

Mandatory Credit: Bundeskanzleramt

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