EU CRISIS: Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to face no confidence vote from MPs

EU CRISIS: Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to face no confidence vote from MPs

It comes after Mr Kurz's former interior minister, Herbert Kickl, reportedly said his Freedom Party (FPO), which saw a mass resignation of cabinet

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It comes after Mr Kurz’s former interior minister, Herbert Kickl, reportedly said his Freedom Party (FPO), which saw a mass resignation of cabinet members after he was fired, would support a vote of no confidence. Austrian newspaper Oesterreich quoted Mr Kickl as saying: ”It would be almost naive for Kurz to assume that we, the FPO, have no distrust of him following his distrust in us. Whenever the extraordinary session happens, those who give trust receive trust and those who give distrust get distrust.”

Mr Kurz pulled the plug on his 17-month-old coalition with FPO over the weekend.

The Austrian Chancellor sacked Mr Kickl on Monday, which tiggered the resignation of the remaining members of the Freedom Party. 

Mr Kurz ghad asked President Alexander Van der Bellen to dismiss the Interior Minister and agreed to appoint indpendent caretakers to to fill the post of the vacant party members until snap elections, likely to take place in September. 

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