Vice-Chancellor Pröll Resigns

People ♦ Published: April 13, 2011; 11:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancelor of Austria, Josef Pröll, decides to leave the political arena.

Vice-Chancellor Pröll Resigns / Picture: © Wikipedia / Tsui

After a severe illness Josef Pröll today announced to resign from all his political functions. In a press conference Pröll said to "decide in favour of my family and my health, not against politics". His personal medical condition is not "accordable to politics anymore".

Thus, the conservative party ÖVP, which has been in serious troubles in the last weeks, has to look for a…