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What a Saturday! Austria’s far-right FPÖ vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigns after a video published by two German newspapers offered damaging evidence of him allegedly offering government contracts in return for political support from Moscow, reports The Guardian.
According to the Austrian news agency APA, new elections would be announced today by Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
The video with Strache, filmed in Ibiza in 2017, was an investigative reporting project carried out by German dailies der Spiegel and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Perussuomalaiset (PS)* vice-chairperson, Laura Huhtasaai, attended the meeting organized by Salvini in Milano and took a selfie with him offering a poker face in light of the FPÖ scandal and the Lega Nord leader’s close ties with Moscow.
At an election panel on Thursday, Huhtasaari, who appeared visibly encouraged by the PS’ good result in the parliamentary elections of April, gave her interpretation of the Universal Human Rights Declaration.
“All people have the same human value, but human rights are a matter of each state,” she said and which after all hell broke loose with the other panelists after her comment.
Lega Nord’s Matteo Salvini is an avid follower and supporter of Vladimir Putin. Read the full story here.
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.