Austrian Chancellor resigns

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has resigned after losing the support of Social Democratic party colleagues.

Mr Faymann came to power in 2008 but has faced criticism within his party since the far right won the first round of presidential elections last month.

He told a press conference that Austria needed a chancellor who had his party “fully behind him”.

He called on the government to make a new start.

 

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