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Austria: Karl Nehammer set to become new chancellor
Why another change at the top of Austrian politics?
[Interior Minister Karl] Nehammer's appointment comes after a day after the current party chief Sebastian Kurz, who is implicated in a corruption scandal, said he was stepping down from the role.

Kurz's departure had a domino effect, prompting Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, who was only appointed to the role in October, to offer to quit so that the post of chancellor and head of the party could be held by one person.

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Die Raten Verlassen Das Sinkende Schiff!!!,(EN, DE)
by Cat on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 04:27:11 AM EST
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Yeah, when Kurz took over the people's party he filled all positions he could get his hands on with his henchmen. Obviously the fifty-something loyal party soldiers that missed out on the promotions in favor of barely thirty coke kids weren't thrilled and the party is full of structures that aren't easily accessible from the national leadership. And that's a large part of the Austrian state structure, from civil servants to the judicial system.
Turns out newspaper oligarchs don't like to see textual evidence of them manipulating elections on the TV and no one outside the Kurz orbit was really invested in making it go away.
by generic on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 08:08:35 PM EST
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Der Standard asks why Italian politics is dealing with COVID so much better than Austria.
Kaputtes System? Im Kampf gegen Corona steht unser südliches Nachbarland deutlich besser da als Österreich. Das Zauberwort heißt "Grüner Pass". Aber das ist längst nicht der einzige Unterschied
The author doesn't point out that having better politics than Austria is not a very high bar.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 08:46:55 PM EST
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