Sebastian Kurchata: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters
Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that it is ready to transfer power after the vote of no confidence in his government. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the national television of Austria.
Kurtz stressed that the process of transfer of power must be ordered. He said that he was going to appeal to the President of Austria, Alexander van der Bellano. “It’s not about me and not about us, it’s about the Republic of Austria”, — said the Chancellor. The final decision on early elections, according to Kurtz, the people will make.
27 may, the lower house of Austria’s Parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz. The Austrian President will now be required to appoint a Chancellor to form a government that will be able to enlist the support of Parliament until the next national elections to be held in September 2019. This is the first time when Parliament displaced the Chancellor of the country since 1945.
In the European Parliament elections on may 26, the Austrian people party (ANP) Sebastian Kurtz won in Austria with 35.4 percent of the vote.
A political scandal broke out in Austria on may 18. This happened after the publication of the German media videos with former Vice-Chancellor and head of the far-right Austrian freedom party (fpö) Heinz-Christian strache. The footage of the politician and his assistant Johann Gudenus meet with the alleged niece of the Russian oligarch in Ibiza. It was assumed that she had to help the Vice-Chancellor to win elections, for which he promised to give her part of the state orders in the construction industry.
After the incident strache has resigned. He also explained that he had met with a citizen of Latvia, and all events — planned action.
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