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Sebastian Kurz

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The Weekly Global Roundup: Electoral Developments In Europe (May 25 to June 1, 2019)

Austria had its first female chancellor, the fallout from the European elections continued, and United Kingdom (UK) parliamentarian Boris Johnson has emerged as front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. In Austria, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stepped down following the passage of a vote of no confidence in parliament – two weeks after the vice-chancellor resigned over allegations of corruption – and top court justice Brigitte Bierlein was named by the president as Austria’s first female chancellor. In Europe, no clear winner has yet emerged for the President of the European Commission, as the two oldest centre-right and centre-left political groups had their poorest performance since 1979. And in the UK, parliamentarian Boris Johnson, who has emerged as front-runner to replace the prime minister, been ordered to face accusations that while holding public office, he lied in order to sway voter opinion on Brexit. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Successful Re-Election Bids In Australia And India (May 13 to 18, 2019)

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison was granted his first full term in a surprise election victory, while Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi – based on initial exit polls – is also headed for re-election. And in other electoral news: Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that a snap election was now a necessity, after the vice-chancellor signed over allegations of corruption; and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May said she would announce her a timetable for her resignation after another Brexit vote. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: Young Leaders Emerge, As The Right Makes Gains In Europe (October 23 to 28, 2017)

37-year-old Jacinda Ardern is set to be the next prime minister of New Zealand, after her party successfully formed a coalition government. This comes a week after 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s Party – now the incoming Chancellor of the country – propelled his party to victory, in a parliamentary election which also reflected gains made by the political right in Europe. This week too, far-right and far-left anti-[European Union] parties made gains in the elections in the Czech Republic, and this also comes a month after the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany secured enough votes, to enter the parliament as the first far-right party in more than 50 years. Continue reading

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