Sebastian Kurz is no longer chancellor of Austria. He did not get enough support in a vote of confidence in the parliament. His government must now be replaced by a expertenkabinet.
The social democratic SPÖ submitted a motion of censure. The occasion was the publication of a compromising video in which one of the ministers of the extreme right FPÖ prepared turned out to be to be a bribe. The concerned vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, left last week, and the government fell. All of the FPÖ-ministers were the laan issued.
But FPÖ itself supported today’s motion of censure against the chancellor. Party head Norbert Hofer argued for a completely new government. ‘It would be good if we have now a government would have in which experts rule, and that is not politics is conducted’, quoted the broadcaster ORF the interim chairman. ‘Experts ‘ have no fear’.
The Austrian law provides for the appointment of such a expertenkabinet. it’s president, Alexander Van der Call that the members of this government now must appoint. They have to control the legislative elections for september are planned.