Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Austria’s president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion. Just days before key EU elections, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign in disgrace Saturday following explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz — whose 18-month coalition with Strache’s far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) had been held up as a model by many on the European right — reacted by pulling the plug on their union.

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