Monday, May 9, 2016

Austrian chancellor resigns amid tensions over migrant crackdowns

(Hat tip: KimR) - Austria’s chancellor resigned Monday, citing insufficient political support within his party to deal with challenges, including efforts to confront the ongoing migrant crisis. The surprise move by Werner Faymann followed a back-of-the-pack showing last month by his Social Democratic Party in the first round of the presidential election, which was led by the right-wing Freedom Party that favors a harder line against migrants and refugees streaming into Europe. Read more at the Washington Post


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