Election, no-confidence vote, re-election, resignation: Kurz is currently going through his second crisis as Chancellor. But he is to blame for this himself. What does it cost him?
Vienna – Sebastian Kurz’s political career has read like a rollercoaster ride in a class of its own, especially in recent years. He became Austria’s Chancellor at the age of just 31, but lost this post almost a year and a half later thanks to a vote of no confidence in parliament. After his re-election, various allegations of corruption are currently causing his undoing – which recently led to his resignation.
Ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: What does the resignation cost him?
In addition to the obvious surrender of the post as Austrian Chancellor, such a resignation also has financial consequences. Because loud oe24.at Kurz has so far earned 22,618 euros as Chancellor. As a member of the National Council, the politician is entitled to “only” 9,228 euros a month.
So it is a good thing that the 35-year-old is still club chairman, i.e. party chairman, of the ÖVP thanks to the resignation of his party comrade August Wöginger – the previous chairman. Wöginger takes the place of the 1st deputy. This means that Sebastian Kurz’s monthly remuneration increases loudly oe24.at to a whopping 15,380 euros per month. The resignation costs the ex-Chancellor an impressive 7,238 euros per month.
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Kurz’s resignation does not change anything about the current Austrian government coalition: The Greens want to continue to work with the ÖVP. Kurz’s successor, Alexander Schallenberg, was sworn in on October 11th. But whether he will stay in office for long is questionable. Because the return of the Austrian child prodigy to the Chancellery is apparently not completely off the table.