Sport Austria: "I'm not a Shadow Chancellor"
Austrian president demands that government restore trust
Austria's president on Sunday welcomed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's resignation and demanded that the country's politicians work hard to restore voters' trust after a several-day drama that brought the government to the brink of collapse. President Alexander Van der Bellen said he will swear in Alexander Schallenberg, currently Austria's foreign minister, as chancellor on Monday. Kurz, 35, announced Saturday that he would step aside to defuse a political crisis triggered by prosecutors' announcement that he is one of the targets of an investigation into suspected bribery and breach of trust.
"I'm not a Shadow Chancellor"
speculation, which briefly continues to direct the caddies of the country as a party and faction chairman of the ÖVP, he rejects vehemently. In a video, the Old Chancellor also expresses embarrassing chat news.
Five days after resigning as Chancellor Austria, Sebastian should be sworn in short of this Thursday as a Member of Parliament in the National Council. Because the 35-year-old will take over the posts of the Party and Group Chairman of the Conservative ÖVP, critics intend to continue to steer the country's political skills as a "Shadow Chancellor". In a Facebook video, briefly comment on the allegations.
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The past days have been an emotional roller coaster ride for many in the country. "Disappointment, resignation, anger - all these are feelings that I can understand very well, because - to be honest - it felt just as much for me," says shortly in the video. Now, however, Austria is a "stable government that can work for our country". That's why he made a step aside last weekend and suggested Alexander Schallenberg as a new Chancellor. "It's clear, I'm not a Shadow Chancellor." He will be the best possible support as a federal party building man and Klubobmann Alexander Schallenberg so that all this could be implemented, which was made in the government program, emphasizes briefly.
of the Old Chancellor expresses itself to the allegations in the video, which are collected against him and who continues to deny. The prosecutor determines against short and some of his closest familiar trusts due to corruption. Last week, there were several raids in the Ministry of Finance and the party headquarters of the ÖVP. In the arrangement of house searches, there are numerous chats between short and narrow trusted, as the former Secretary-General in the Ministry of Finance, Thomas Schmid, who severely burden the stakeholders.
Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor amid corruption probe
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that he will step down in a bid to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors' announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation. Kurz, 35, said he has proposed to Austria's president that Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg become chancellor. But Kurz himself will remain in a key political position: he said he will become the head of his conservative Austrian People's Party's parliamentary group.Kurz's party had closed ranks behind him after the prosecutors' announcement on Wednesday, which followed searches at the chancellery and his party's offices.
Quick Ex-ÖVP Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner called a "ass"
short and his team should be misleaded for the rise of the ÖVP top politician control agent, surveys, and purchased positive media reports. Actually, on this Tuesday, a mistrust application should be promoted shortly from the Office as Chancellor. He had come to him and had already announced his resignation on Saturday. At the weekend, even embarrassing chats were also publicly from his time as Foreign Minister and Chancellor of the then Turquoise-Blue Government publicly. In it, about the former ÖVP Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner called a "ass".
In the Facebook video published now, the former Austrian Chancellor says: "There are numerous SMS news in circulation, which I never wrote myself." To the news he wrote, he wanted to comment: "I absolutely understand that one has special expectations to the Federal Chancellor, which concerns the wording." But just as he does not run around at home in the suit, he's not just a politician, but only a man. "I'm not a robot, but a person with mistakes, with emotions and - yes, unfortunately sometimes - with formulations that I do not publicly use."
He has already apologized for these formulations and he regret them. The chat news, which were most recently known, would have nothing to do with the criminal law relevant allegations against him, they would now be publicly played in order to harm him and his party. Much, which does not belong together, is currently mixed. To the criminal law relevant allegations against him he says, "I have not yet been crimed to debt in all my life."
With the change to Parliament, immunity enjoys immunity shortly. However, at the request of the prosecutor, the National Council can decide whether a member of the judiciary is delivered. On top of that, it has briefly announced to give up immunity.
Schallenberg as a new chancellor in Austria swears .
Vienna. Alexander Schallenberg is new government leader in Austria. After a day-to-day political crisis, the previous foreign minister of Federal President Alexander van der Bellen as successor to Sebastian was shorted in Vienna as Chancellor shortly on Monday. © Lisa Leutner Austria's new Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg.