Diplomat Alexander Schallenberg sworn in as chancellor of Austria

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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. President Alexander Van der Bellen, who presided over the ceremony, said: “We all expect that the government will now go back to work together.” Schallenberg 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. Austria’s political upheaval began last week, when it was announced that Kurz and several others were under investigati…

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