Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl to Remain in Transitional Government

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 21, 2019; 16:01 ♦ (Vindobona)

While President Van der Bellen has removed Interior Minister Kickl from office, Foreign Minister Kneissl will remain in a transitional government at her own request.

Kneissl: "As an independent expert, I feel obliged to maintain the course I have taken and to remain available to our country right now." / Picture: © Photo by "Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres" is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Austrian Federal President has dismissed Minister of the Interior Herbert Kickl as well as the other Freedom Party (FPÖ) members.

Chancellor Kurz plans to provide a list of possible interim ministers later today.

However, Van der Bellen accepted Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl's request. According to the head of state, the minister, who was originally nominated by…