Austria gets a new 31-year-old leader

Austria has officially sworn in a new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, 31, on Monday.

Mr. Kurz, at 31, has officially become Austria’s youngest leader.

The Austrian People’s Party which presented Mr. Kurz is reported to be in a coalition with the nationalist Freedom Party, a move which is expected to move the country’s politics to the right.

However, the coalition was protested against by thousands of people who expressed their dissatisfaction outside President Alexander Van der Bellen’s office.

The two parties have however pledged to tighten the country’s asylum and immigration regulations and also maintain firm commitment to the European Union.

The Freedom Party, as part of the coalition has been given five ministries as the opponent have expressed concerns that the Freedom Party is in control of the Interior, Defence and Foreign ministries and its leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, has been appointed the Vice Chancellor.

The People’s Party however is in control of seven ministers and one deputy, all including Finance, Economy and Justice ministries.