Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz ousted in no-confidence vote

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Austrian politicians voted conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government out of office on Monday, passing a motion of no confidence days after it became a caretaker administration in the wake of a video sting scandal.

The motion was backed by representatives from the Social Democrats and the far-right Freedom Party, which was in coalition with Mr Kurz until a week ago when its leader became embroiled in the video sting and stepped down.

Mr Kurz ended their alliance and led what was effectively a minority government.

Austria’s president must now appoint a chancellor to form a government that can garner parliament’s support until the next national election, expected to be held in September. 

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