Austrian far-right FPÖ quits Kurz government after sacking

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition days after two top party figures were caught up in a secret video.

President Alexander Van der Bellen fired FPÖ Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, prompting the party’s other ministers to resign in solidarity.

In the video, far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache appears to offer government contracts to a woman in exchange for electoral support.

He has stood down as vice-chancellor.

The interior minister was not in the footage, but on Tuesday, President Van der Bellen fired him at the request of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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