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Austria’s conservatives to meet for talks after chancellor resigns

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Austria’s conservative party leaders were due to meet on Friday to discuss who will lead the party and the country after a series of high-profile resignations. Sebastian Kurz, who resigned as chancellor in October amid corruption allegations but remained the leader of the Austrian People’s Party (OeVP), announced he was quitting politics altogether on Thursday. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, announced he would vacate his position as chancellor soon after. Schallenberg reasoned that the party chief and chancellor should be the same person, but said he did not want to take on both posts …

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