Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigns amid corruption scandal


Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a televised speech he was stepping down from his office Saturday evening following corruption allegations.

Kurz, speaking in a televised address on Austrian television said, “I want to make space to guarantee stability.”

However, the 35-year-old Chancellor said the corruption allegations against him were “wrong” and denied that he had used government money for political purposes.

Kurz said Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg would become the new chancellor, according to public broadcaster ORF.


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