Kurtz called for early elections in Austria because of the scandal with the Vice-Chancellor

Курц объявил досрочные выборы в Австрии из-за скандала с вице-канцлером

Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz invited the President to soon hold early parliamentary elections because of the scandal followed by the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian strache, reports TASS.

The Prime Minister also announced the collapse of the ruling coalition in the Parliament because they do not want to work with discredited Austrian freedom party (fpö), headed by strache. According to the politician, the behavior of its members is harming the country’s image.

“His behavior, the Austrian freedom party hurting the reforms, and hinders on the path to change. It harms the image of our country, and I want to tell you the truth, it does not fit my political approach,” said Kurtz.

Previously at the disposal of the German media got a video of 2017, where the Vice-Chancellor of Austria, discussed secret deal with the unknown woman, presumably a citizen of Latvia. In particular, strache spoke with her about the provision of access to public contracts in exchange for party help in the election.

This material caused a stir in the public. After the disclosure of the head of the TSA announced the resignation of Vice-Chancellor and the Chairman of his party. Behind him his resignation was announced by his assistant, Johann Gudenus, who was also featured on the record.