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Transitional Government Following the Dismissal of Cabinet Kurz - What's Next?

Published: May 28, 2019; 11:33 · (Vindobona)

After Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's cabinet had been expressed no-confidence in a special session of the National Council, the government was removed from office today by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. In a speech last night, Van der Bellen outlined the next steps towards a transitional government until the National Council elections in September as follows.

Van der Bellen outlined the next steps towards a transitional government until the National Council elections. / Picture: © www.bundespraesident.at / Jork Weismann / HBF

"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!
Good evening also to the journalists!

Austrian politics is in an extraordinary situation. And that is why I would like to address you, the citizens of this country, directly and tell you where we stand tonight.

One after the other, then:

(1) A majority of the members of the National Council today expressed…

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