The 35-year-old Austrian Chancellor Kurz announced his resignation is being investigated for corruption scandal
2021-10-10 10:06:35Source: China News Network
ChinanewsOctober 10, according to foreign media reports, Austrian Conservative Prime Minister Kurz was investigated by the authorities for involvement in a corruption scandal. He announced his resignation on the evening of the 9th local time and nominated the current Minister of Foreign Affairs Schellenberg to replace the prime minister.。
According to Agence France-Presse, Kurz told the media on the evening of the 9th that “it is irresponsible (as prime minister) to spend months in a chaos and deadlock.” Kurz said he resigned for the sake of The stability of the country, he also refuted the “false accusations” against him.
Kurtz said, “I hope to surrender the position to avoid confusion.” Kurtz said that the current Minister of Foreign Affairs Schellenberg has been nominated to replace the prime minister.
On the 6th of this month, the Austrian prosecutor announced a corruption investigation into Kurz, which put Kurz under pressure to resign. However, the 35-year-old Kurtz denied the allegations against him and said they were “fabricated.”
According to reports, Kurtz was suspected of using government funds to obtain positive media coverage. According to the prosecutors, between 2016 and 2018, the Ministry of Finance allegedly funded public opinion surveys that benefited Kurtz and the party. These polls are partly “manipulated.” Kurz and 9 other people were investigated for alleged violations of integrity and corruption. On the 6th, the authorities sent personnel to search the offices of the ruling Austrian People’s Party led by Kurz, which brought the country into a ruling crisis again.
Kurtz hopes to end the political deadlock by resigning and ensure the stability of the situation. He said that after he stepped down as prime minister, he would become the leader of the ruling party and continue to be active on the political front.