Austrian FM calls for early election

By on May 13, 2017


Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz on Friday called to hold a snap parliamentary election, while he is not decided to take the leadership of his conservative party. (Photo:  Sebastian Kurz/Facebook)
Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz on Friday called to hold a snap parliamentary election, while he is not decided to take the leadership of his conservative party. (Photo: Sebastian Kurz/Facebook)

VIENNA—Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz on Friday called to hold a snap parliamentary election, while he is not decided to take the leadership of his conservative party.

The remarks of the 30-year-old minister was made after the Austrian conservative People’s Party leader, the Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner’s decision of resignation.

Kurz told a press conference that the early election is “the right path.”

Austrian chancellor Christian Kern on Wednesday said he offered Kurz and the People’s Party a reform partnership.

Kurz is expected to be the right candidate of the People’s Party leader to take position, however, he has not decided if he would take the role as the new leader at the party meeting on Sunday.