The new designated Austrian Chancellor, interior minister Karl Nehammer, gives a press statement at a press conference after a meeting of the Austrian People’s Party in Vienna on December 3. Photo: AP
The new designated Austrian Chancellor, interior minister Karl Nehammer, gives a press statement at a press conference after a meeting of the Austrian People’s Party in Vienna on December 3. Photo: AP
Austria

Immigration hardliner Karl Nehammer to be Austria’s new leader after strongman Kurz and successor Schallenberg quit

  • Interior minister Nehammer, a 49-year-old former soldier, says he is ‘unanimously appointed’ as party head and chancellor candidate
  • Kurz pulls out of politics after stepping down as chancellor in October amid corruption probe; Schallenberg says he ‘did not want to be party leader’

Topic |   Austria
The new designated Austrian Chancellor, interior minister Karl Nehammer, gives a press statement at a press conference after a meeting of the Austrian People’s Party in Vienna on December 3. Photo: AP
The new designated Austrian Chancellor, interior minister Karl Nehammer, gives a press statement at a press conference after a meeting of the Austrian People’s Party in Vienna on December 3. Photo: AP
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