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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down following corruption scandal

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has stepped down, after pressure triggered by a corruption scandal.

Austrias Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down following corruption scandal
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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has stepped down, after pressure triggered by a corruption scandal.

Announcing this Mr Kurtz said that mystery of the honey-trap video has shook Austria and what's required now is stability. To resolve the impasse he has decided to step aside to prevent chaos, Mr Kurz said. He said he would remain leader of his party, and continue to sit in parliament.

He has proposed Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his replacement. The allegations this week took his coalition government to the brink of collapse after its junior partner, the Greens, said Mr Kurz was no longer fit to be chancellor. The Greens began talks with opposition parties, who were threatening to bring a vote of no confidence against the chancellor next week.

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