Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned on Saturday night after being embroiled in a corruption scandal.
He said he would hand over the chancellery to Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.
Austrian authorities raided Kurz’s offices and party headquarters in Vienna on Wednesday amid suspicions that he and his inner circle conspired to embezzle public funds to corrupt polls and prominent media figures in exchange for favorable coverage.
The raids marked a significant escalation of prosecutors’ corruption probe into Kurz, who now faces potential lawsuits in a separate case involving allegations of perjury in connection with the sworn testimony he gave before a parliamentary inquiry last year. .
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