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News ID: 39503
Publish Date: 17:33 - 18 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 18 - Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday gathers Europe's disparate nationalists for a unifying rally overshadowed by a major corruption scandal shaking Austria's far-right coalition.

Salvini seeks European nationalist unity at Milan rallyTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The Milan rally hopes to see leaders of 12 far-right parties marching towards their conquest of Brussels after next week's European parliamentary elections.

Headliners Salvini of the anti-immigrant League and Marine Le Pen of France's Islamophobic National Rally (RN) want their Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group to become the third largest in Brussels.

But explosive graft allegations against the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache meant the party's top candidate in next week's elections pulled out of the Milan rally.

German media published hidden camera footage filmed two years ago in Ibiza appearing to show Strache promising a fake Russian backer public contracts in return for positive coverage in Austrian media.

Despite Strache's denials of wrongdoing, Austrian commentators have declared that Strache's career is over, putting the coalition with Chancellor Sebastien Kurz's centre-right People's Party (OeVP) on the brink.

Source: AFP

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