Heinz-Christian Strache: Vice-chancellor in damning video
May 18, 2019 4:50 am
Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has been filmed appearing to offer government contracts in exchange for political support.
The video, filmed secretly shortly before Austria’s election in 2017, shows Mr Strache speaking to a woman who claims to be a Russian investor.
Mr Strache also appears to hint at a potentially illegal donation system for the far-right Freedom Party he leads.
The revelations come amid high tensions within Austria’s coalition government.
Spokespeople for Mr Strache and the Freedom Party were not immediately available for comment.
The video was published on Friday in a joint report by the German news magazine Der Spiegel and the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung.
It is unclear who set up the meeting and who filmed it.