Austria gets new chancellor after graft scandal rocks government

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Alexander Schallenberg, a long-time diplomat, was sworn in as chancellor of Austria on Monday, two days after Sebastian Kurz resigned in the face of a corruption inquiry that shook the ruling coalition. President Alexander Van der Bellen, who presided over the ceremony, said: “We all expect that the government will now go back to work and move things forward together.” Schallenberg, 52, moves to the chancellery after having held the post of foreign minister since 2019. He is the son of a diplomat and grew up in India, Spain and France. Career diplomat Michael Linhart, 63, is the new foreign mi…

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