Far-right Austrian Ministers ready to quit

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  • Austrian far-right Ministers were ready to quit their posts, after the country’s coalition government collapsed over a corruption scandal days before European elections.
  • Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for fresh elections after a hidden-camera sting forced his far-right deputy to resign, bringing an end to their coalition many on the European right had held up as a model.
  • He could no longer tolerate the Freedom Party (FPÖ) scandals, Mr. Kurz scrambled to regain control with local media speculating he may oust Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, one of the far-right party’s top figures, as a way to impose his authority.
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