Ross Perot was the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt — here’s how he stacked up

Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot holds up a copy of the famous Chicago Daily Tribune front page declaring Thomas Dewey the winner over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election 01 November 1992 during a rally in California. Ross Perot influenced American presidential politics as the most successful third-party candidate to run since Teddy Roosevelt in 1912. No other third-party candidate had ever before even come in second, The New York Times reported at the time. Read more: Bi


Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot holds up a copy of the famous Chicago Daily Tribune front page declaring Thomas Dewey the winner over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election 01 November 1992 during a rally in California. Ross Perot influenced American presidential politics as the most successful third-party candidate to run since Teddy Roosevelt in 1912. No other third-party candidate had ever before even come in second, The New York Times reported at the time. Read more: Bi
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Ross Perot was the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt — here's how he stacked up

Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot holds up a copy of the famous Chicago Daily Tribune front page declaring Thomas Dewey the winner over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election 01 November 1992 during a rally in California.

Ross Perot influenced American presidential politics as the most successful third-party candidate to run since Teddy Roosevelt in 1912.

The billionaire philanthropist, whose death at 89 was announced Tuesday, won more than 18% of the vote in the 1992 race. At one point in the campaign, he was beating both the incumbent President George Bush and future President Bill Clinton in the polls.

No other third-party candidate had ever before even come in second, The New York Times reported at the time. Perot’s impressive vote share was seen by some as tipping the election to Clinton, though there is little evidence for the claim, and political scientists have rebutted it in the years since.

Read more: Billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot dies

Perot’s outsider bid, inspired by his opposition to the federal deficit and U.S. trade policy, has influenced the way those issues are discussed today, historians say.

“Ross Perot was certainly the most influential political force in the late 20th century from outside the regular party system,” said Allan Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at American University. “I think what explains it is people’s dissatisfaction — this is absolutely relevant to the appeal of Donald Trump — people’s dissatisfaction with business as usual in Washington.”

After his historic 1992 run, Perot attempted another bid four years later, but with less success. In that cycle, he received only about 8% of the popular vote.

In 2000, another third-party candidate, Ralph Nader, had an impact on the race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Though Nader received less than 3% of the popular vote, the closeness of the race has led political scientists and observers to suggest he may have played a role in tilting the election to Bush.

Among the other third -arty candidates who performed well were Roosevelt, Robert La Follette in 1924 and George Wallace in 1968. While Roosevelt and La Follette pushed for progressive reforms, such as limits on the power of big business, Wallace advocated for southern segregationists.


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How social media companies are prepping for the 2020 elections

How social media companies are prepping for the 2020 elections11 Hours AgoAs the 2020 election draws closer, social media companies are making changes to their policies to fix mistakes pointed out during the previous election cycle. Alex Kantrowitz, senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, and Ed Lee, media reporter for the New York Times, join CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss.


How social media companies are prepping for the 2020 elections11 Hours AgoAs the 2020 election draws closer, social media companies are making changes to their policies to fix mistakes pointed out during the previous election cycle. Alex Kantrowitz, senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, and Ed Lee, media reporter for the New York Times, join CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss.
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How social media companies are prepping for the 2020 elections

How social media companies are prepping for the 2020 elections

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As the 2020 election draws closer, social media companies are making changes to their policies to fix mistakes pointed out during the previous election cycle. Alex Kantrowitz, senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, and Ed Lee, media reporter for the New York Times, join CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss.


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Anthony Scaramucci predicts 40-state landslide for Trump in 2020

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sees a landslide re-election for President Donald Trump in 2020, saying on Wednesday that voters will be wary of meddling with the success of Trump’s economic policies. Making a wild prediction on CNBC’s “Squawk Box, ” Scaramucci said, “I think he’ll get resoundingly re-elected. Ronald Reagan carried 49 states in his 1984 reelection bid, and Richard Nixon won by the same margin in 1972. Trump lost the popular vote in the 2016 election


Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sees a landslide re-election for President Donald Trump in 2020, saying on Wednesday that voters will be wary of meddling with the success of Trump’s economic policies. Making a wild prediction on CNBC’s “Squawk Box, ” Scaramucci said, “I think he’ll get resoundingly re-elected. Ronald Reagan carried 49 states in his 1984 reelection bid, and Richard Nixon won by the same margin in 1972. Trump lost the popular vote in the 2016 election
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Anthony Scaramucci predicts 40-state landslide for Trump in 2020

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sees a landslide re-election for President Donald Trump in 2020, saying on Wednesday that voters will be wary of meddling with the success of Trump’s economic policies.

Making a wild prediction on CNBC’s “Squawk Box, ” Scaramucci said, “I think he’ll get resoundingly re-elected. He’ll probably have a 40 state landslide, because what are you going to do? You’re going to put a socialist in place and wreck the entire economy?”

No candidate has won 40 states in a general election since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Ronald Reagan carried 49 states in his 1984 reelection bid, and Richard Nixon won by the same margin in 1972. Trump lost the popular vote in the 2016 election, but won 28 states and 306 electoral votes, making him the country’s 45th president.

The president would prefer to face the more moderate former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 general election, said Scaramucci, the founder of the SkyBridge Capital hedge fund who famously served in the Trump White House as communications director for less than two weeks in 2017. “I think he wants Biden because I think he can compare and contrast himself to the 50-year establishment failure in Washington.”


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Mark Zuckerberg: We can’t stop Russian election interference by ourselves, US government must help

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the U.S.’s weak response to the 2016 Russian election interference has resulted in similar activity from more nation states like Iran. We’re open for business,'” Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Following the 2016 election, the Obama Administration in December 2016 ejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposed sanctions against Russian intelligence services in retaliation. President Donald Trump in July


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the U.S.’s weak response to the 2016 Russian election interference has resulted in similar activity from more nation states like Iran. We’re open for business,'” Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Following the 2016 election, the Obama Administration in December 2016 ejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposed sanctions against Russian intelligence services in retaliation. President Donald Trump in July
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Mark Zuckerberg: We can't stop Russian election interference by ourselves, US government must help

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the U.S.’s weak response to the 2016 Russian election interference has resulted in similar activity from more nation states like Iran.

“The signal that was sent to the world was that ‘O.K. We’re open for business,'” Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. “Countries can try to do this stuff and our companies will try their best to try to limit it, but fundamentally, there isn’t going to be a major recourse from the American government.”

Facebook prohibits the coordinated use of a network of accounts to spread misinformation on its services, or what the company refers to as “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

On the eve of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Facebook removed more than a hundred Facebook and Instagram accounts connected to a Russian troll farm for this type of activity. The company took similar steps against groups from Russia, Iran, Macedonia and Kosovo in March.

Following the 2016 election, the Obama Administration in December 2016 ejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposed sanctions against Russian intelligence services in retaliation. President Donald Trump in July 2018 met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, afterwards telling reporters, “He (Putin) says it’s not Russia. I’ll tell you this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

Here is Zuckerberg’s comment in full:

As a private company we don’t have the tools to make the Russian government stop. We can defend as best as we can, but our government is the one that has the tools to apply pressure to Russia, not us. One of the mistakes that I worry about is that after 2016 when the government didn’t take any kind of counteraction. The signal that was sent to the world was that “O.K. We’re open for business.” Countries can try to do this stuff and our companies will try their best to try to limit it, but fundamentally, there isn’t going to be a major recourse from the American government. Since then, we’ve seen increased activity from Iran and other countries, and we are very engaged in ramping up the defenses. The amount that we spend on safety and security now as a company is billions of dollars a year. It is greater than the whole revenue of our company was when we went public earlier this decade. We’ve ramped up massively on the security side, but there’s very little that we can do on our own to change the incentives for nation states to act. That’s something that is a little bit above our pay grade.

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2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren announces sweeping election security and reform plan

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Under Warren’s plan, state and local authorities would lose much of the autonomy they have in administering federal elections. In a post on Medium, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination estimated her plan would cost $20 billion over 10 years, to be generated from her “Ultra-Millionaire” ta


Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Under Warren’s plan, state and local authorities would lose much of the autonomy they have in administering federal elections. In a post on Medium, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination estimated her plan would cost $20 billion over 10 years, to be generated from her “Ultra-Millionaire” ta
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2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren announces sweeping election security and reform plan

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Under Warren’s plan, state and local authorities would lose much of the autonomy they have in administering federal elections.

In a post on Medium, the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination estimated her plan would cost $20 billion over 10 years, to be generated from her “Ultra-Millionaire” tax on households worth over $50 million.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Tuesday announced a sweeping election reform and security proposal , which includes a constitutional amendment and other significant legislative and policy changes to federal elections.

“Our elections are less secure than your Amazon account,” Warren said in a tweet announcing the plan. “They’re under-resourced and undermined by partisan and racist officials who try to stop people from exercising their right to vote. We need to protect our democracy — and I’ve got a plan for that.”

Warren advocates for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing voting rights, as well as a list of shorter-term legislative and regulatory proposals to expand voting access.

In states that violate the new regulations, the federal government would intervene to run federal elections.

“Where racist or corrupt politicians refuse to follow the law, the federal government will temporarily take over the administration of their federal elections to guarantee the fundamental right to vote,” Warren said.

Warren would eliminate gerrymandering, putting independent commissions in charge of districting for federal elections.

The Supreme Court is currently hearing two cases challenging partisan gerrymandering, with the potential to shape the future of this practice.

A Warren administration would have the federal government replace all existing voting machines nationwide with “state-of-the-art” ones that use a standardized federal paper ballot and supervise tight election security for all elections.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Russia successfully infiltrated multiple states’ voter registration rolls in the 2016 presidential election.

According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, the Russian government also hacked voting machine companies, although there is no evidence that voting machines were hacked or that any votes were changed.


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Protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i


Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i
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Protests against Kazakhstan's presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stepped down after a nearly three-decade-long tenure.

His successor, Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, confirmed his position after taking nearly 71% of the vote in Sunday’s election against six other government-approved candidates, according to Foreign Policy. His closest opposition candidate trailed behind with 16.2%.

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty.

About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years.

As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent in Nur-Sultan reported people being dragged onto buses by riot police. Many journalists were also detained covering the protest, while social media platforms such as Facebook and Telegram were reportedly inaccessible in the country during that time.


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Farmer sentiment hits its lowest level since before Trump’s election as the China trade war drags on

Farmer sentiment plunged in May to its lowest level in nearly three years as the trade war with China escalated and concerns about economic conditions grew, according to a survey released Tuesday. Corn and soybean planting paces are the slowest on record since the mid-1990s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soybean farmers have been among the hardest hit in the China trade war in terms of dollar value. Before the trade war, China bought roughly half of the U.S. soybean exports. B


Farmer sentiment plunged in May to its lowest level in nearly three years as the trade war with China escalated and concerns about economic conditions grew, according to a survey released Tuesday. Corn and soybean planting paces are the slowest on record since the mid-1990s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soybean farmers have been among the hardest hit in the China trade war in terms of dollar value. Before the trade war, China bought roughly half of the U.S. soybean exports. B
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Farmer sentiment hits its lowest level since before Trump's election as the China trade war drags on

“Ag producers are telling us the agricultural economy weakened considerably this spring as the barometer has fallen 42 points (29%) since the start of this year,” said James Mintert, director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the barometer’s principal investigator.

May’s Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points from the prior month to a reading of 101, which is the lowest point since October 2016. It said the sentiment index is now at levels that have erased all gains recorded following President Donald Trump ‘s election.

Farmer sentiment plunged in May to its lowest level in nearly three years as the trade war with China escalated and concerns about economic conditions grew, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Farmers have been facing one of the wettest spring seasons in decades as a result of heavy rains and flooding in large sections of the Midwest and Eastern Plains region. Corn and soybean planting paces are the slowest on record since the mid-1990s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The later planting means the crops are considered more susceptible to risk of injury and lower yields from summer heat and early fall frost damage. Also, some producers may switch to shorter season varieties of corn and soybeans, but that also comes at the risk of lower-yielding crops.

“Farmers are facing tough decisions in the midst of a wet planting season and a lot of uncertainty surrounding trade discussions,” Mintert said.

Soybean farmers have been among the hardest hit in the China trade war in terms of dollar value. Last year, China put retaliatory tariffs in place on a variety of U.S. agricultural and food products, from soybeans, corn and wheat to dairy and certain meat products.

Before the trade war, China bought roughly half of the U.S. soybean exports. But the value of soybean exports to China fell 74% to $3.1 billion in 2018 from about $12.2 billion the previous year, according to the USDA.

In addition, the U.S.-China trade fight has affected the Chinese buying of two corn-based products, U.S. dried distillers grains and ethanol.

On Monday, the Trump administration issued a statement accusing China of pursuing a “blame game” and “misrepresenting the nature and history of trade negotiations between the two countries.” It followed Beijing officials on Sunday accusing the U.S. of being responsible for the lack of progress in talks.

The Purdue ag barometer, a monthly survey of the health of the U.S. farm economy, is based on a poll of 400 U.S. agricultural products.

The May survey found only 20% of the respondents expected the trade dispute with China to be resolved by July 1. By comparison, 28% of those asked in April expected the resolution of the trade war by July 1 and 45% of those asked in March, when the question was first posed.

Even so, 65% of farmers polled in May remained confident the trade dispute will have a positive impact for American agriculture. That number stood at 77% in March and 71% in April.

“At this time, a majority of producers still expect a favorable outcome for agriculture to the trade dispute,” Mintert said. “But that majority appears to be shrinking.”

WATCH: Flooding disrupts midwest agricultural supply chain


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Pelosi: Fake video shows Facebook were ‘willing enablers’ of Russian election interference

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is firing back at Facebook after the social network decided to leave up an edited video that appeared to depict Pelosi stumbling with her speech. “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” Speaker Pelosi said on KQED News. The doctore


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is firing back at Facebook after the social network decided to leave up an edited video that appeared to depict Pelosi stumbling with her speech. “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” Speaker Pelosi said on KQED News. The doctore
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Pelosi: Fake video shows Facebook were 'willing enablers' of Russian election interference

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is firing back at Facebook after the social network decided to leave up an edited video that appeared to depict Pelosi stumbling with her speech.

“I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” Speaker Pelosi said on KQED News. “We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” she said.

The doctored Nancy Pelosi video was slowed down to make her seem intoxicated or incapable, and was viewed millions of times after Facebook and Twitter decided to leave it online. The video featured Pelosi speaking at a Center for American Progress event.

Facebook has been blamed for not detecting Russian actors while they were posting fake content in an effort to sway the 2016 election. Facebook continues to take down suspected fake accounts and removed 2.19 billion of them in Q1 2019.

Facebook responded earlier this week to its decision to leave the Pelosi video online.

“There’s a tension here: we work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that reducing the distribution of inauthentic content strikes that balance,” a Facebook spokesperson said last week. “But just because something is allowed to be on Facebook doesn’t mean it should get distribution. In other words, we allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we’re not going to show it at the top of News Feed.”


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Italy’s anti-immigration Lega party enjoys EU election triumph

Italy’s nationalist Lega party is set to win the majority of the country’s seats at the European Parliament, while its coalition partner in Rome has seen a slump in support. The first party in Italy will change Europe,” Lega’s leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said in a video posted on Facebook. Political analysts have described the European election as a test of Italy’s anti-establishment government that has been in power for about a year. In last year’s general election, M5S gath


Italy’s nationalist Lega party is set to win the majority of the country’s seats at the European Parliament, while its coalition partner in Rome has seen a slump in support. The first party in Italy will change Europe,” Lega’s leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said in a video posted on Facebook. Political analysts have described the European election as a test of Italy’s anti-establishment government that has been in power for about a year. In last year’s general election, M5S gath
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Italy's anti-immigration Lega party enjoys EU election triumph

Italy’s nationalist Lega party is set to win the majority of the country’s seats at the European Parliament, while its coalition partner in Rome has seen a slump in support.

Initial results — with over half the ballots counted — suggested that Lega would take around 34% of the vote against just 17% for the left-leaning Five Star Movement (M5S) — almost and exact inversion of the 2018 national election result. Lega took just 6.2% in the last EU ballot in 2014.

“Thank you Italy. We will use your trust well. The first party in Italy will change Europe,” Lega’s leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said in a video posted on Facebook.

Political analysts have described the European election as a test of Italy’s anti-establishment government that has been in power for about a year. Both parties are still the two biggest in Italy, but there has been a clear shift in public opinion between them.

In last year’s general election, M5S gathered the most votes but over time it has lost support, while its coalition partner has gathered momentum. Given the growing popularity of Salvini, analysts have questioned whether he will trigger a snap election and potentially lead the next Italian government. Tensions between both parties have intensified over the last few months.


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Austrian lawmakers sack Kurz as video sting fallout spreads

Austrian lawmakers voted conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government out of office on Monday, passing a motion of no confidence days after it became a caretaker administration in the aftermath of a video sting scandal. But with the next parliamentary election expected in September, opposition parties said Kurz must share the blame and voted his minority government – in which FPO ministers had been replaced by civil servants – down. Vienna prosecutors said they were investigating the stin


Austrian lawmakers voted conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government out of office on Monday, passing a motion of no confidence days after it became a caretaker administration in the aftermath of a video sting scandal. But with the next parliamentary election expected in September, opposition parties said Kurz must share the blame and voted his minority government – in which FPO ministers had been replaced by civil servants – down. Vienna prosecutors said they were investigating the stin
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Austrian lawmakers sack Kurz as video sting fallout spreads

Austrian lawmakers voted conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government out of office on Monday, passing a motion of no confidence days after it became a caretaker administration in the aftermath of a video sting scandal.

Kurz’s People’s Party came out on top in Sunday’s European Parliament election, only a week after the sting prompted Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) to step down and Kurz to scrap the coalition between their parties.

Kurz hoped to use his position as chancellor during the transition as a springboard for re-election, presenting himself as more of a victim of the political crisis set off by the video than an enabler of it who brought the far right to power.

But with the next parliamentary election expected in September, opposition parties said Kurz must share the blame and voted his minority government – in which FPO ministers had been replaced by civil servants – down.

“Kurz gambled away his chances and, Mr Chancellor, you bear full responsibility,” the Social Democrats’ (SPO) deputy parliamentary faction head Joerg Leichtfried said in a speech, minutes before his party submitted the motion.

FPO lawmakers earlier unanimously agreed to support the SPO motion. Combined, the two parties have a majority of 103 seats in the 183-seat lower house.

Austria’s president must now nominate a new chancellor to put together a caretaker government able to last until the election. While he could in principle choose Kurz again, that is highly unlikely.

“To topple the government a few months before an election is something few people in this country can understand,” Kurz told lawmakers before the vote, presenting himself as a force for stability after the scandal that felled his coalition partner.

Despite the scandal, Kurz’s People’s Party (OVP) won a larger share of the vote in the European ballot than in the parliamentary election of 2017, while the SPO’s share shrank.

FPO leader Strache resigned from all his political posts after the video footage, which appeared to show him discussing fixing government contracts, was published by two German media outlets.

Vienna prosecutors said they were investigating the sting video “in multiple directions”, but declined to provide further details. Strache denies doing anything illegal.

“Parliament will have its say on Monday,” Kurz said on Facebook prior to the no-confidence votes. “But at the end of the day the people will decide, namely in September.”

The FPO’s Herbert Kickl, whom Kurz forced out of his post as interior minister, forecast a different outcome. “This power grab is disgusting… And voters will decide about that, too, in September,” he told lawmakers.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-05-27
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, party, chancellor, parliamentary, lawmakers, sting, kurz, fallout, share, spreads, election, strache, video, sack, austrian


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