Judge Brigitte Bierlein becomes Austria's first female interim chancellor

Judge Brigitte Bierlein becomes Austria's first female interim chancellor
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The lower house of the Austrian parliament on 27 May passed a no-confidence motion against Sebastian Kurz and his government amid a scandal involving Kurz's coalition partner, the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), ONAreports citing Sputnik.

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has nominated Constitutional Court President Brigitte Bierlein to be the first female interim chancellor to lead the Cabinet until the early elections, the presidential statement said.

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