Far-right Austrian Ministers ready to quit
21, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- 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.