Foreign Minister Alexander Salenberg was sworn in today as chancellor of Austria, two days after the resignation of Sebastian Kurtz, who is under investigation for corruption.
The young conservative leader, 52, was sworn in before President Alexander van der Belen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Salenmpergk officially took office at the Austrian Chancellery to try to restore confidence and stability, two days after the resignation of Sebastian Kurz due to their involvement in the corruption scandal. He is loyal to Sebastian Kurtz, to whom he owes his political career.
“The new government bears deep responsibility for restoring trust,” Austrian President Alexander van der Belen said during the swearing-in ceremony after declaring “the end of the crisis” yesterday.
Alexander Salenberg’s name was nominated for chancellor by Sebastian Kurtz himself, who sent a text message to his foreign minister on Saturday morning, hours before he resigned.
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