Austria’s Kurz unanimously elected parliamentary group leader

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Former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz is the new parliamentary group leader of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP) in the lower house in Vienna, the National Council. The 35-year-old was unanimously elected in a secret ballot, the OeVP announced on Monday evening. The previous sole parliamentary group leader August Woeginger was also unanimously elected as his first deputy. “We will work together with all our strength for the people of Austria,” Kurz and Woeginger said. Kurz is due to be sworn in as a member of parliament on Thursday. He will therefore not attend either the spe…

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