Austrian president says snap election needed, details open

  19 May 2019    Read: 973
Austrian president says snap election needed, details open

Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen on Saturday said a snap election was necessary after the leader of the far-right Freedom Party stepped down as vice chancellor, AzVision.az reported citing Reuters.

Van der Bellen said in a statement to the media that he had discussed the snap election with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who called an end to his coalition with the far right on Saturday and recommended a new vote. The two would discuss next steps on Sunday.


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