Can a minister be charged with lying?

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The Corruption Prosecutor's Office is investigating Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for possible false statements before the U-Committee! Should there actually be an indictment, it is clear to us: Chancellor Kurz must resign immediately!

The public prosecutor's office has well-founded suspicion that the Federal Chancellor, under obligation to be truthful, told the Ibiza investigation committee the untruth. For us it is clear: If the serious suspicion against Kurz is confirmed and an indictment actually occurs, that can only mean one thing for the Chancellor: immediate resignation! "An incumbent Federal Chancellor who is accused and is on trial can no longer exercise his office and must draw the consequences!" Explains our chairwoman Pamela Rendi-Wagner.

Lies without consequence?

“Now at the latest it is obvious why the ÖVP wants to abolish the truthfulness obligation in investigative committees: ÖVP politicians like Kurz and those close to the ÖVP had and still have problems with the truth in the investigative committee. National Council President Sobotka should apparently ensure that ÖVP politicians can lie in the future without fear of legal consequences, ”says our deputy. Club chairman Jörg Leichtfried. False testimony is at least a prison sentence of up to three years in the event of a conviction. “Sebastian Kurz himself always said that the limit is criminal law. Here we are in the middle of criminal law, ”recalls Leichtfried. Should the Federal Chancellor be charged with false testimony, then a red line has been crossed. "An accused Federal Chancellor can no longer exercise his office and must draw the consequences!"

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This federal government is now more concerned with corruption investigations, house searches, criminal proceedings and scandals than with its work. Green is silent out of panic at the impending loss of power. “Rien ne va plus”, finally admit it to you!

The Kurz government's devastating political record

In any case, the political balance sheet of the Kurz government is already devastating: In the meantime, investigations are being carried out against the Chancellor, the Finance Minister, the head of the holding company and the Chancellor's head of cabinet - all central figures of the "turquoise family". "This federal government is now more concerned with corruption investigations, house searches, criminal proceedings and scandals than with its work", emphasizes our federal managing director Christian Deutsch. If Kurz actually lied, our faction leader in the U-Committee Jan Krainer makes it clear, there are only two options for Chancellor Kurz: resignation or removal from office. Nobody is allowed to lie to Parliament!