Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz delivers a statement in Vienna on Wednesday, May 22.

Kurz announced on Saturday that the country will hold snap elections, in the wake of a scandal involving his former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache that resulted in his resignation, along with other FPÖ ministers.

Earlier on Wednesday, finance minister Hartwig Löger from the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) was sworn in as Vice-Chancellor. "

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