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Called “Government Puppet,” New Austrian Leader Bela Kurz

Austria’s new Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg vowed Monday to work closely with his predecessor, Sebastian Kurz, who resigned over corruption charges. This sparked criticism by the opposition, who said the new leader would only be an accomplice to Kurz. The Greens, the junior partner of Kurz’s conservative group, have sued Kurz …

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Stumbling on Corruption Investigation, Austrian Chancellor Kurz Resigns

Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned Saturday to save his coalition government from collapse after a junior party urged him to step down amid an investigation into alleged corruption. Kurz’s move, which denies any wrongdoing, satisfied his coalition partner, the Greens. His resignation came three days before a special session …

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