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Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down after pressure triggered by corruption scandal


  • Announcing this Mr Kurtz said that the mystery of the honey-trap video has shook Austria and what’s required now is stability. 
  • To resolve the impasse he has decided to step aside to prevent chaos, Mr Kurz said. 
  • He has proposed Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg as his replacement. 
  • The allegations this week took his coalition government to the brink of collapse after its junior partner, the Greens, said Mr Kurz was no longer fit to be chancellor.