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Austria prepares for a lurch to the right as moderate chancellor resigns - The Conversation UK

After his party scored a disastrous showing in a presidential election, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has suddenly announced that he is resigning from office. While it's hardly unheard of for a country to change its head of government mid-term ...and more »

Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, Resigns as Right Wing Rises - New York Times

VIENNA — Austria's chancellor resigned abruptly on Monday after seven and a half years in office, having lost control of his center-left Social Democratic Party amid a rightward shift fueled by anxiety over migration. The chancellor, Werner Faymann ...and more »

Faymann quits as Austrian chancellor following far right's election victory - The Guardian

Social Democrat, who faced calls to resign after last month's presidential election, says he has lost support of colleagues. Kate Connolly in Berlin. Mon 9 May 2016 12.59 EDT First published on Mon 9 May 2016 07.12 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann Quits as Migrant Crisis Roils European Politics - Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned on Monday, becoming one of the most prominent casualties of the political upheaval sweeping Europe amid the migration crisis. Mr. Faymann, 56, a center-left politician who had been chancellor since ...and more »

Shock as Austrian Chancellor Faymann quits - BBC News

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 ...and more »

Why Did Austrian Chancellor Resign? European Politicians Face Growing Challenges Amid EU Refugee Crisis - International Business Times

Refugees are escorted through fields by police and the army as they are walked from the village of Rigonce to the Brezice refugee camp in Rigonce, Slovenia, Oct. 24, 2015. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images; GettyImages-489532218 Austrian Chancellor ...and more »

Austrian chancellor Faymann quits after party revolt - Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned on Monday, bowing to a revolt from inside his Social Democratic Party after it suffered a humiliating electoral defeat to a far right buoyed by Europe's migration crisis. Austrian former ...and more »

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann resigns after far-right surge - Financial Times

Austria's chancellor Werner Faymann has become the biggest political casualty yet of a refugee crisis in Europe that has led to surging support for the country's far-right Freedom party. Mr Faymann, who led Austria for more than seven years, quit on ...and more »

Austria Chancellor Werner Faymann quits over far-right election victory - The Independent

The Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann has resigned after losing the support of his Social Democrat Party following the victory of the far-right in presidential elections. Mr Faymann had been under pressure from trade unionists and his party's youth ...and more »

Werner Faymann falls to Austrian right wing -

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned Monday as leader of the government and the Social-Democratic party (SPÖ), acknowledging he had lost the trust of his party in the face of a right-wing surge. “This country needs a chancellor who gets full ...and more »