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more platform for reliable information. this is deja vu news a lot from berlin austria's president calls snap elections this comes after the country's vice chancellor for its following the release of a hidden camera video that appears to show him offering government contracts to a fake russian supporter also coming up. indian voters reach the finish line polls close on the final day of the country's marathon general election prime minister nurenberg modi is seeking a 2nd term. a
michael ok welcome we begin in austria where the country's president has called for fresh elections in early september amid a corruption scandal president alexander vander belen made the declaration alongside chancellor sebastian kurtz after the scandal that brought down the coalition government of conservatives in the far right freedom party the announcement follows the release of video footage showing vice chancellor heinz christian straka apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a woman posing as a russian oligarchs needs to exchange for her backing his party's 27000 election campaign. vessel is following the story for us from vienna barbara how are people reacting there to essentially the collapse of the government in snap elections. people think
a many people think that is worse high time because this government has been plagued by scandal after scandal even before even so i gate as they call it here said of course published and sort of really led to this government crisis now that will then in the end they get new elections in september but people really have seen that suppressing kurds the chancellor who has a high popularity personally has been covering up and again and again talking about the freedom party saying i don't like what they're doing i did what i want them to stop this and this is about extreme right wing connections this is about neo nazi connections and this was sort of like one scandal after the other in austria newspapers and finally it took this last push this even some publication to sort of toppled them over the edge but now people really want change and they can name many
say here that elections can't come soon enough at a demonstration this afternoon the pro-democracy demonstration pro european demonstration i talked to some people what they want. some kind of resistance towards the current administration and the government is pretty completely corrupt and happy trust it and we need a new face absolutely it's an absolute disaster just so you know now we have the chance to change it all for the better that's the only for visas many of very happy about 2 terrible politicians stepping down. but that isn't enough even if the freedom party is removed from the government they've had enough time to put their people into important positions. so this is far from over. parts of this in the long the people really sound frustrated you elections are just days away what impact could the scandal have on the freedom party there and far right parties across europe. for the freedom party supposedly this will mean
that they will be reduced to their core vote to shift and don't make a mistake they have a lot of supporters in austria so they will shrink but they will still be visible however on the european level it is it has 2 different sort of consequences on the one hand on the national level like in italy and germany or france for instance voters won't be swayed by scandal in austria particularly because conspiracies theories are already blossoming bought on the other hand strategically what somebody like matusow vini the italian populous leader wanted is sort of to drag the whole european union to the right to sort of entice conservatives mainstream conservatives to get together and band together with the right wing populist and that will not happen because many are now seeing what happens in austria and they say we can never sort of get too close to to them it is really opposing this and it
is dangerous politically what some of these people are doing so that dream of jeannie and our there's might not come to fruition but as we've mentioned of course the fresh elections are now set for september but until then the government obviously has to function so how will this scandal affect it. this government will just keep limping on one way or another and the interesting thing is that sebastian cordes who has nominees so quick in reacting to events and sort of sort of likes to talk a lot and pretend to be very decisive can't make up his mind how he wants to do this does he have the courage to go into a minority government and just say i will sort of be a caretaker till september and then we will see where the my jerk majority lies or does he keep the freedom party in the government and sort of limbs on and drags them along till september which with many people in austria which will many people
here find very disappointing and which would turn his his reputation because he has promised a lot big reforms for not for austria and now he really is at the point where he has to make a decision in which direction he wants to go in the future thanks so much barbara faisal. let's turn now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world thousands of people have taken to the streets across europe in support of the european union the demonstrations like here in berlin are taking place just a week before european parliamentary elections organizers hope to get out the vote for pro e.u. party and to take a stand against populism and the far right. around 2 thirds of swiss voters have backed tighter gun control in a referendum the question was whether access is semiautomatic weapons should be restricted and more training required for owners switzerland has one of the highest
rates of gun ownership in the world. a bomb blast has hit a tourist bus near egypt's famed he's appeared at least 17 people were wounded but no deaths have been reported it's the latest blow to the country's tourism industry which showed signs of recovery after years of political turmoil and sporadic violence. australia's conservative government is celebrating what's being called a miracle victory in national elections opinion polls had all predicted a win for the opposition labor party prime minister scott morrison thinks supporters but it's still unclear whether his coalition will command an outright majority in parliament that's right 3. polls have closed in the final day of voting in india's general election with 900000000 eligible voters it was the biggest election in the world voting took place in phases over 6 weeks one of the seats contested on the final day. it's
a holy city for hindus and it's where prime minister narendra modi was up for reelection and while he's expected to win his popularity in his constituency has been dented by construction project. travel to vera vera nazi and sent us this report. the holy city of modern nazi is a piece of political much more devout hindu and consider the spiritual capital of the country. but now and i bought of the temple city is in ruins. close to 300 houses some of which dates back to the 17th century have been torn down and owned gosh we wish would not stand the. devoted to the hindu gods shivah. on the temples are left standing. the demolition is all to make way for the cos she caught her daughter and ambitious infrastructure project
of prime minister mary into more the. more the represents wanted to see in parliament. when he was elected 5 years ago he promised to modernize the ancient city while preserving its rich culture and ahead of the model michel grew up in the narrow lanes around. he down to shop here but when the parties came knocking to tell him to get out. the high court. but after 15 months of fighting he gave up for what he claims is not enough money and the promise of a new shop in the quarter. the area around the temple has traditionally been a stronghold for more these b.g.p. but now bonnie says locals feel that the party is crushing the soul of caution. removed what's made the city of shiva the city of modi whatever changes modi wants a happening here. it was the city of temples now is the city of ruins.
the prime minister wants to be directed from one of the city. and the controversy seems to have little impact on his chances. on the campaign trail more the is treated like a celebrity. his stop has been the main draw for the b.g.p. across the country. more the has said that a want for the me to be is a vote for him. many will concede no alternative to water for the prime minister. even the opposition has predicted weak candidates practically giving him a walkover. hindu nationalism has been a bold plan for the b j p and the prime minister is counting on this holy city as indorsement to once again the country. it was a night to remember for the netherlands at the grand fat final of the eurovision song
contest in tel aviv as usual the world's biggest music competition was packed full of glitz and kitsch but it didn't pass without some controversy take a look. duncan lawrence of the netherlands had been the competition favorite and in the end the book my kids were right words can describe what i'm feeling now i'm feeling so much emotions everything that i wanted to do on stage it came out. it came out so good and i really felt the song and this is like the result the results combine next to jury picks with fan favorites. because. it leaves my mood for the 2nd with an upbeat number called so. it's a good god this is the.
guy loves the reds ballad needed a good for russia. your visions rules forbid mixing music in politics but there's often a civil controversy to go with the pop this year icelandic purgatory made headlines for you could only supporting the palestinian cause at israel's euro vision. in bonus league or soccer by munich have sealed the 7th straight title after convincing fight all day win over frankfurt. i this was the moment they got to lift the bundesliga trophy byron had their fate in their own hands and they made no mistake with a 51 victory frank river area or had been both scored in their final home appearances for bike and in keeping with tradition coach nico covance was drenched in being his side ended up 2 points ahead of 1st you're doing.
fine 7th title in a row was a great start to nico covered his career as coach in munich but their latest triumph marked the end of the road for 2 of the club's greats orhan robin and frank riverine who will leave bavaria after years of sterling service i robin and frank every race the bundesliga trophy once again only this time it's to be their last the $21000.00 title is river east 9th more than any other player. their magnificent do is shape the collapse playing style for a decade the frenchman and a dutchman speaking the same language when it came to tearing apart the fences i. talk on we clicked from the very 1st day click me then on the. on the pitch of course but also off the pitch on the pitch it was great fun because our falling off them plots out so few spots from off the ball been all good one and we won
everything together has nice what i can also say about robin is that he works hard every day. he's a true professional. talk a swastika. although they want a host of trophies at the club they suffered tough defeats this well the last of 2012 champions league final at their home stadium in munich a bitter blow for the do it the fans refer to as robbery. it's nice that the fans call is robbery. it's a great week name his nice just really nice shirt this is. the changing of the guard at byron began this season i cannot play and kingsley looked to be the natural successor for robin and i but next week they will want to end their careers at the club on a high note at the german cup final in berlin the last time they won the cup was in
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