It can go that fast. Austria’s Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (35, ÖVP) was recently known as a “Wunderwuzzi” (Austrian for all-rounder). As an exceptional political talent who became the youngest head of government in the world at the age of 31. Today there is not much left of it: Kurz announced his resignation on Saturday evening because the public prosecutor’s office is investigating him and some confidants for corruption. And the coalition partner, the Greens, also dropped him. Nevertheless, Kurz wants to stay in control of his party. Is he hoping for a comeback?

His resignation speech was briefly held on Saturday when one of his confidants announced his return to the Chancellery. “Alexander Schallenberg will temporarily take over the role of Federal Chancellor,” wrote Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (42, ÖVP) on Twitter. And: “I am sure that Sebastian Kurz will refute all allegations and will soon return to office as Federal Chancellor.”

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