Strache gives a press conference in Vienna on May 18, 2019 after the publication of the "Ibiza - Video" regarding Strache. (AFP/APA/Hans Punz)
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Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned Saturday after explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting, just days before key EU elections.Media reports emerged Friday alleging that Strache promised public contracts in return for campaign help from a fake Russian backer he met in a luxury villa on the island of Ibiza a few months before 2017's parliamentary elections in Austria.The Austrian APA agency reports FPOe party sources as saying they want to try to save the coalition with Kurz's centre-right People's Party (OeVP) by replacing Strache as vice-chancellor with Transport Minister Norbert Hofer, also from the FPOe.Elsewhere in the video Strache evokes the possibility of privatizing part of Austria's public broadcaster ORF and says he would like Austria's media landscape to resemble that of neighboring Hungary.Strache, 49, succeeded the mercurial Joerg Haider as leader of the party in 2005 .
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