Austrian Chancellor Faymann resigns, citing lack of support

May 9, 2016 11:35 AM

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VIENNA, Austria — Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has resigned citing lack of support for him in his Social Democratic party.

The Austria Press Agency cited a statement from Faymann announcing his resignation. The decision comes less than two weeks after his party’s candidate came second-last in the first round of elections for the Austrian presidency. That vote was won by the right wing Freedom Party candidate who receive...

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