Judge Brigitte Bierlein becomes Austria's first female interim chancellor

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30 May 2019

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), ONA reports 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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