Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has sacked the country's government led by Sebastian Kurz, Report reports citing RIA Novosti.
The President instructed Finance Minister Hartwig Löger to serve as Chancellor until the appointment of a new head of government, who will lead the country until the snap parliamentary elections in September. All other members of the government will continue to perform duties until the appointment of an interim cabinet. The president hopes to appoint an interim chancellor during the week. Sebastian Kurz, who became the youngest chancellor in the history of the republic in 2017, is now the most “short-term” head of the Austrian government. He held out on this post for only 525 days.