Austria’s Schallenberg set for chancellorship after Kurz quits

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Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg is set to become the country’s next chancellor following the resignation of Sebastian Kurz after coalition partners on Sunday said they would support him. It would be an “enormously challenging task,” said the 52-year-old Schallenberg, Austria’s top diplomat since 2019. He is meeting with President Alexander Van der Bellen, sources close to Schallenberg added, and is expected to be sworn in within days. Kurz’s decision to quit amid corruption allegations means the governing coalition between his conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP) and th…

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