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’Vrouwenprotest’ at swearing in of controversial politician in parliament, Austria

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VIENNA – Female parliamentarians in Austria are exemplary of the parliament resulted in the swearing in of a politician Peter Pilz (64). He hit last year into disrepute after he was accused of sexual assault.

Peter Pilz in Vienna.

Pilz would in 2013 in drunken condition a woman have felt. When the alleged victim years later came forth with the accusation, the matter was already statute-barred. The politician said, moreover, nothing to remind of the incident. He promised, however, to see a seat in parliament, but did later.

Pilz is a co-founder of the Greens, and founded later his own political party, which he, with eight seats, pulled out. Female parliamentarians reacted angrily on his return in the parliament. They left almost all of the room.

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