Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has drawn the consequences from the investigations against him and announced his resignation. He proposed Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his successor. Kurz wants to remain party chairman.
Sebastian Kurz said Saturday that the reason for the decision was to “create more space” and “ensure a stable government for the people.”
He announced the move after prosecutors named the conservative politician as a suspect in a corruption case involving allegedly bought media coverage.
The Austrian prosecutor’s office also announced in a statement the audit of the Austrian Chancellery in connection with corruption allegations.
The Austrian Finance Ministry building and the Chancellor’s Office were among the targets of the judicial investigation.