May 27, 2019 / 8:06 AM / 21 days ago

Freedom party will 'likely' support no-confidence vote against Austria's Kurz: APA

Head of the Freedom Party (FPOe) Norbert Hofer attends the FPOe party meeting after European Parliament elections in Vienna, Austria, May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria’s Freedom party will probably support a no-confidence vote scheduled for Monday against Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, news agency APA said on Monday.

The party will “likely support” the motion brought against Kurz, the Austrian news agency cited Norbert Hofer, former Austrian transport minister and a senior figure in the party’s leadership, as saying.

The no-confidence vote had been brought after a secretly filmed video of former Freedom party chief Heinz-Christian Strache prompted the dissolution Austria’s government coalition between his party and Kurz’s conservatives.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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