After Sebastian Kurz stepped down, Alexander Schalenberg of Austria was sworn in as chancellor.

After Sebastian Kurz stepped down, Alexander Schalenberg of Austria was sworn in as chancellor.

Daily Current Affairs   /   After Sebastian Kurz stepped down, Alexander Schalenberg of Austria was sworn in as chancellor.

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Category : International Published on: October 13 2021

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  • Austria got a new chancellor two days after former leader Sebastian Kurz resigned amid corruption allegations, but the direction of government policy was not expected to change.
  • Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen swore in Alexander Schallenberg, the former foreign minister, as chancellor.
  • Sebastian Kurz announced on October 9 that he will step down in order to defuse a political crisis sparked by the prosecutor's announcement that he is a target of an investigation into suspected bribery and breach of trust.
  • Sebastian Kurz was elected as the leader of Austria's People's Party and then as the country's Chancellor in 2017.

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  • Capital: Vienna
  • Currency: Euro
  • The name Austria derives from a Germanic word ‘austro’ which means ‘east’.
  • The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world.
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