On Thursday it became official: Sebastian Kurz was “extradited” by the National Council. The Economic and Corruption Public Prosecutor’s Office (WKStA) granted unanimous permission for further criminal prosecution. The basis for the decision in the immunity committee was laid on Tuesday. Kurz himself emphasized that he was interested in a quick clarification. He rejected the allegations in connection with the polls / advertising affair or his testimony in the parliamentary U-Committee. Under criminal law, he had not been guilty of anything.
The National Council also gave its OK to investigations with FPÖ General Secretary Michael Schnedlitz. Freedom and NEOS voted against it because they see a connection with the parliamentary activities of the FPÖ mandate. The Vienna Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating him for hatred because of a posting in the Leonie case.
National Council member Christian Hafenecker, liberal parliamentary group leader in the former Ibiza committee of inquiry, said in his speech on the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the current ÖVP club chairman: If ÖVP former chancellor Short would apply the moral yardstick that he has applied to others, to himself, then he would have had to resign from all political offices long ago. “
The SPÖ also criticized Kurz: “Since the ex-chancellor was sworn in Short Valuable time has passed in the National Council during which investigations could not be carried out due to its parliamentary immunity. Everyone must be interested in a quick clarification and that is what the judiciary is responsible for. Instead, the ÖVP is practicing establishing alternative facts, ”said Selma Yildirim, chairman of the immunity committee.