May 18, 2019 / 7:18 AM / 4 months ago

Austrian chancellor to meet with Freedom Party chief

FILE PHOTO: Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache attend a news conference in Vienna, Austria April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will meet with Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at 1100 local time to discuss his future, news agency APA said citing sources.

The coalition government was teetering on the brink of collapse on Saturday after video footage published by German newspapers apparently showed Strache discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support.

Reporting by Kirsti Knolle. Editing by Jane Merriman

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