Austria’s new chancellor and foreign minister to be sworn into office

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Alexander Schallenberg will be sworn in as Austria’s new chancellor on Monday, following days of political turmoil that culminated in the resignation of Sebastian Kurz. Kurz, 35, bowed to growing pressure and stepped down as chancellor on Saturday, days after prosecutors announced a corruption inquiry against him that involved the alleged misuse of public funds. He asked President Alexander Van der Bellen to name 52-year-old Schallenberg, who has held the role of foreign minister since 2019, as his replacement. Schallenberg is also a member of Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP)…

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