Kurz Is Assigned the Mandate to Form a Government

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: October 7, 2019; 15:51 ♦ (Vindobona)

Federal President Van der Bellen gave the mandate to form a government to the head of the Austrian People's Party, Sebastian Kurz. Kurz announced talks with all parties. The most discussed coalition variant is the cooperation with the Green Party.

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen commissions Sebastian Kurz to form a government. / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Peter Lechner/HBF

Van der Bellen has entrusted federal party leader Kurz, as chairman of the party with the most votes, with the responsibility of making proposals for the formation of a new federal government in accordance with Art. 70 para. 1 of the Federal Constitution.

In his talks with the chairmen of all parties represented in the National Council, the Federal President had asked everyone…