Austria’s Alexander Schallenberg becomes new leader as graft crisis engulfs Sebastian Kurz

Austria’s top diplomat Alexander Schallenberg took over as chancellor on Monday as the ruling party tries to emerge from a corruption scandal that cost the job of one of Europe’s youngest leaders.Sebastian Kurz, a 35-year-old once feted as a “whizz kid”, said late on Saturday he was quitting the top job after being implicated in a corruption scandal.Schallenberg, 52, was sworn in by President Alexander Van der Bellen shortly after 1pm.Van der Bellen said the government now had the “great…


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