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Footage appears to show Austrian vice-chancellor promising contracts for campaign support

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The Austrian vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned on Saturday after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor. The daily Süddeutsche Zeitung and the weekly Der Spiegel published extracts of covert video on Friday, which allegedly showed Strache offering government contracts to a Russian woman purportedly interested in investing large amounts of money in Austria.
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Date: December 5, 2019

37 thoughts on “Footage appears to show Austrian vice-chancellor promising contracts for campaign support

  1. There are plenty of differences between countries, such as food, culture, dance, entertainment e.g. I can write down thousands of difference, but there is only one is the same whole around the word! Politicians.

  2. To all idealists here calling for direct democracy as a solution to corruption in politics – the Strache's Freedom Party (FPÖ) is exactly the party with direct democracy as its goal! And they are not alone. Czech populist far-right equivalent of FPÖ is "Freedom and Direct Democracy", they have it even it their name. So does "Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy", an EP party, whose president is no one else than Nigel Farage. And if I'm not mistaken it's similar in Germany with AfD. In fact, it seems that all European populist parties are promising to bring more direct democracy, more referendums.
    Why is direct democracy being so popular with populists? I guess they feel confident they can game the popular opinion – just look at Brexit referendum.

  3. They are all like this he is just unfortunate to be caught. Other politicians you will not see but they do the same. Someone made this video with purpose because has the intention to get the power. People are blind anyway…

  4. No one goes into modern Politics to actually change or make a difference to anything. It's all a network starting from going to the Right School. Then the right University. Within the right Social Circle. 💰

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