Austria to get first female chancellor

Austria's president has picked the female president of the Constitutional Court to become interim chancellor after parliament voted Sebastian Kurz's government out of office in the wake of a political scandal.

Brigitte Bierlein, who is due to reach the court's mandatory retirement age of 70 this year, will be tasked with putting together a cabinet that will have parliament's backing until the next election, which is scheduled for September. Bierlein is the sitting president of the Austrian Constitutional Court and will be named chancellor of the Austrian Republic within days, said President Alexander Van der Bellen in a statement to the media. Bierlein will become Austria's first female chancellor.

Source: VOV5