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Austrian media report ex-chancellor Sebastian Kurz considering leaving politics a month after stepping down as leader amid corruption allegations

BERLIN – Austrian media report that the country’s former chancellor Sebastian Kurz is considering leaving politics a month after stepping down as leader amid corruption allegations.

The Viennese daily Krone reported on Thursday that Interior Minister Karl Nehammer could replace Kurz as head of the conservative Austrian People’s Party.

He quoted people close to Kurz as saying that the 35-year-old made the decision to quit politics after the recent birth of his first child.

He was replaced as Chancellor by Alexander Schallenberg, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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