May 21, 2019 / 12:47 PM / a year ago

Austrian president dismisses all FPO ministers except one

Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz deliver a news conference at the presidential office at Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has dismissed members of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) from government except for the foreign minister, he said on Tuesday.

He said he would review individually the experts proposed to fill the vacancies, which arose when the coalition of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives and the FPO collapsed.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Writing by Michael Shields; Editing by Michelle Martin

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