Austrian far-right figure Strache fails to stage political comeback

Austrian far-right politician Heinz-Christian Strache has lost his bid to return to politics as a member of Vienna’s city assembly after having lost all offices in a corruption scandal, municipal election results show.Strache had been one of Europe’s most successful right-wing politicians and served as Austria’s vice chancellor, but a secretly taped video in which he mulled far-reaching deals with a woman posing as a Russian donor spelled his downfall in May last year.According to the results of Sunday’s vote, which were published late Tuesday night, the Social Democrats of Mayor Michael Ludwi…

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