All Austrian far-right ministers to resign: party spokesman

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20 maj 2019, 19.32

All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign from the government after their party colleague Herbert Kickl was fired as interior minister, a party spokesman said Monday.

The ministers would make good on their threat to resign en masse if Kickl was forced out, the spokesman confirmed to the Austrian APA agency.

It comes shortly after Kickl was fired by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in order not to prejudice any possible enquiry into the corruption scandal which forced the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and the collapse of the country's coalition government.