Heinz-Christian Strache - updates

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Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

May 19, 2019 - 10:01 PM

The president will hold further talks with other party leaders over the coming weeks in order to fix a date

Austrian far-right leader resigns over 'Ibiza affair'

May 18, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is caught on hidden camera promising public contracts in return for campaign help from a fake Russian backer in a meeting in Ibiza before Austria's parliamentary elections in 2017

RESIGNED. Austria's Vice-Chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache gives a press conference in Vienna on May 18, 2019 after the publication of the 'Ibiza - Video' regarding Strache. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP/APA

Austria far-right eyes power in 'whizz-kid' government

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The expected rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member state will pose a fresh headache for Brussels as it struggles with Brexit and the rise of nationalists in Germany, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere

NEXT CHANCELLOR? Austria's Foreign Minister and leader of Austria's center-right People's Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz waves to supporters during the party's election event following the general elections in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2017. Robert Jaeger/APA/AFP

Austrian 'whizz-kid' in election triumph

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Austria's political 'whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz is on course to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in coalition with the far-right

SUCCESSION LINE? Austrian Chancellor and leader of the Social Democrats (SPOe) Christian Kern (L) and Austria's Foreign Minister and leader of Austria's center-right People's Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz, attend a television debate about the Austrian general elections in Vienna on October 15, 2017. Alex Halada/AFP

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:56 AM

A rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member of 8.75 million people would be a fresh headache for Brussels

NEXT P.M.? Chairman of Austrian People's Party (OeVP), Sebastian Kurz arrives for a TV debate on October 12, 2017 in Vienna ahead of Austrian Parliamentary elections on October 15. Georg Hochmuth/APA/AFP

Austrian far-right gets election defeat annulled

Jul 01, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Norbert Hofer of the FPOe came top in a first round in April but then lost by only 30 863 votes to Alexander Van der Bellen an independent backed by the Green Party in a runoff

RESULTS. President of the Austrian Constitutional Court (VFGH) Gerhart Holzinger arrives ahead of the announcement of the verdict on result of Austrian Presidential election run-off at the Austrian Constitutional Court in Vienna, Austria, July 1, 2016. Photo by Lisi Niesner/EPA

Austrian far-right challenges election result

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:59 AM

We are not sore losers This is about protecting the very foundations of democracy

Leader of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe), Heinz Christian Strache, attends a press conference, on June 8, 2016, in Vienna. Georg Hochmuth/AFP/APA