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Ex-Chancellor Schüssel Resigns from Parliament

Published: September 5, 2011; 23:28 · (Vindobona)

Wolfgang Schüssel retires from the political stage as a consequence of the market manipulation and corruption affair at Telekom Austria.

Ex-Chancellor Schüssel Resigns from Parliament / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / European People's Party (EPP Sumiit 15 May 2006) [CC BY 2.0]

Former Chancellor and ÖVP-Chairman Wolfgang Schüssel on Monday announced his resignation from the Austrian National Council. His withdrawal was not an admission of guilt but a step to facilitate full investigations and clarification in the Telekom Austria affair. He explained he wanted to help juridical authorities to examine the controversies “without any political influence and…

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