Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has resigned following allegations of corruption. Sebastian Kurz replaces Foreign Minister Alexander Schlenberg in the post. This information has been given in a report of the British media BBC.
An investigation has been launched into allegations of corruption against Sebastian Kurz and nine of his associates after raids on various establishments of the ruling Conservative People’s Party. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Trump’s government.
The allegations against Sebastian Kurz, the youngest ally of the coalition government in the Green Party, arose after he objected. Meanwhile, the Green Party has begun talks with the opposition, with the opposition threatening a no-confidence vote against the chancellor next week.
Green Party leader and Vice Chancellor Werner Cogler welcomed the resignation of Sebastian Kurz. He also indicated that he was interested in working with Chanelberg and had a “very constructive” relationship with them.
After his resignation, Korz said stability was needed at the moment to avoid chaos. He further added that although he had resigned from the post of Chancellor, he would remain in the post of party chief and would also sit in the regular session of Parliament.
“The first thing is that we will continue to make every effort to disprove all the allegations against me,” he said.
Apart from that, he will be present at the cabinet meeting as the party chief. The leader of the opposition Social Democrats, on the other hand, has said he will remain the shadow chancellor.
In 2016, Sebastian Kurz was elected head of the Conservative People’s Party. In the same year, at the age of 31, his party formed the government by winning the parliamentary elections as one of the youngest leaders in the world.