A private meeting between the Third National Council President Norbert Hofer (FPÖ) and the former party leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was expelled from the FPÖ, caused a stir on Friday. Because since Ibiza and especially since leaving the Blues, which the successor at the top of the Freedom Party called “liberation” at the time, the relationship was pretty shattered. so
“Politics are important. But friendship is even more important. We met today and had a good, human conversation. Thank you for that,” Hofer wrote about the selfie posted on his Twitter page, on which both smile at the camera. Schnedlitz: “Pure private initiative” FPÖ General Secretary Michael Schnedlitz made it unmistakably clear a little later that the meeting was a acted as a “pure private initiative”. “Strache is still the subject of public prosecutor’s investigations into the expenses affair, which the FPÖ joined as a private party under the then chairman Norbert Hofer, because the FPÖ considers itself a victim of Strache’s alleged malversations,” explained Schnedlitz the bond between the FPÖ and its former chairman von Strache had long been severed when he went against his former party in elections in Vienna and Graz.