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This content was published on May 10, 2022 – 12:26

Vienna, 10 May (EFE). Austrian Federal Chancellor, conservative Karl Nehammer, announced this Tuesday a new reconfiguration of his government, with several changes to the portfolios held by the People’s Party (ÖVP), which rules together with environmentalists from the Green Party. .

Neumer explained in a press conference that he decided to take advantage of the resignations announced yesterday by two of his fellow ministers in order to “reorganize the agendas” of the ministries in order to improve the efficiency of their management.

Thus, the issues on which Margaret Schrambuck was driving the economy would be transferred to the Department of Labor, which is run by independent economist Martin Kocher.

On the other hand, Director of the Austrian Farmers’ Union Norbert Tuechnigg will take over the Ministry of Agriculture, succeeding Elisabeth Kostinger who announced her resignation yesterday.

In addition, the Federal Chancellor, who has been in power since last December, has appointed two new ministers of state, tasked with digitization and tourism.

These changes still require the approval of the Green Party, which has been governed by the ÖVP since January 2020.

These 28 months, marked by the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, are marked by extraordinary political instability, with 14 ministers leaving and replacing, including three prime ministers, three health ministers and two finance ministers. EFE

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