The Polvarada that has raised in Austria the investigation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for the crimes of corruption and bribery is becoming a storm. The Social Democratic Opposition (SPÖ) and Liberal (Neos) has asked Kurz to choose between voluntary resignation or censorship, while the Greens, Aliazos del Chancellor in the Government, open contacts with the different parliamentary groups and ask for an appointment with the head of state.
Meanwhile, Kurz has maintained a meeting with the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, who has described "good" and "with confidence", although he has avoided giving more details about talks in a brief statement before the press upon his departure of the Hofburg Palace.
Yes he has pointed out that the presumption of innocence should also be applied and confirmed that he wants to maintain the coalition with the Green Party, since the Government has faced "well" to the pandemic of Covid-19, among other achievements. However, he has ensured that the OPV is "prepared for all scenarios", according to the newspaper 'der Standaard'.
Crisis drums, however, sound increasingly strong at the chancellery and despite the Popular Party (ÖVP) to its leader. The accusations of the anti-corruption prosecution (WKSTA) are too serious. He is accused of using criminal methods to take control of his party and later with the government. He made them, apparently, financing with public funds media in exchange for favorable publishers and embellished surveys. The documents held by the Prosecutor's Office collect payments to the Austria Group, the most important in the country, up to 1.3 million euros since 2016, when Kurz became Minister for Foreign Affairs and already had his eyes on the chancellery .
The President of Neos shares that opinion. "It can not be that our reputation abroad is questioned and is not acceptable that people's confidence in politics in general, has been so affected," said Beate Meinl-Reissinger.
The assessment of the Austrian opposition is that Kurz must leave the position. The Greens, who rule together with ÖVP, have not raised their resignation, but they are alarmed: "We can not go to the agenda, the chance of chanceller is questioned in this context. What is now essential is to guarantee stability and The order, "said the Vice Chancellor and the leader of the Greens, Werner Kogler.
Kogler announced that the conversations will be invited to the group leaders of all the other parties represented in Parliament and revealed that an appointment with the Federal President, Alexander Van der Bellen, an ancient leader of the Greens has been asked.
In the alleged operation of ascent to the power of Kurz participated, in addition to its closest collaborators, the former Family Minister, the Sociologists Sophie Karmasin and Sabine Beinschab and the Hubert and Wolfgang Fellner brothers, owners of the Media Group Austria. To that conglomerate of media belong, among others, the free newspaper 'Österreich', the television channel O224.TV, economic journals and for women, as well as a network of radio stations. Form, as a whole, the largest communication group of Austria and one of the worst reputation has been carved by its sensationalism.Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:55