October 19, 2021
Sebastian Kurz (August 27, 1986) is an Austrian politician, former Chancellor of Austria, President of the Austrian People's Party and former Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs in the Second Coalition Government (Austrian People's Party and Social Democratic Party of Austria). Werner Faymann. He was elected Chancellor of Austria on December 18, 2017, after the coalition government of the Austrian People's Party and the Freedom Party. He became the youngest chancellor in the history of Austria. His maternal grandmother, Magdalena Duler, was born in Temerin. He resigned as chancellor on October 9, 2021. The prosecution charges him and nine others in his circle with misusing state funds in 2016 to commission opinion polls. which would favorably affect the election results of the People's Party (ÖVP). He is also charged with bribing the media with money from the Ministry of Finance in 2016 to report against Reinhold Mitterleiner, the then vice chancellor and leader of the People's Party, and thus helping Kurz to take his place. After his resignation, he will remain the head of his party's parliamentary group, and the coalition partner in the government, the Green Party, supported the proposal of the People's Party of Alexander Schalenberg as the new chancellor.