The outgoing Austrian Foreign Minister, Alexander Schallenberg, will be sworn in tomorrow at 1pm as the new Federal Chancellor. The Austrian TV Orf reports. Schallenberg had been listed as his successor by Sebastian Kurz after yesterday’s resignation, resigned following the corruption scandal that overwhelmed him. In the early afternoon, the interview with Schallenberg with the president Vander Bellen. The new head of the government spoke of “an extremely demanding task and time, not easy for any of us”. “But I think we are showing an incredible level of responsibility for this country,” he added.
Born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1969 Schallenberg he is the son of the former ambassador and later general secretary of the Austrian foreign ministry Wolfgang Schallenberg. In turn, Alexander embarked on a diplomatic career leading the Austrian representation to the EU. In 2020 the appointment to the ministry with the second government of Sebastian Kurz of which Schallenberg he was one of the most trusted collaborators and consultants. It is not part of Kurz’s Austrian People’s Party but it is independent.
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