Politics in Austria – level 2

21-12-2017 07:00

People swore in Sebastian Kurz as Austria’s new chancellor. He is only 31 years old, which makes him the youngest European leader.

His party is the People’s Party, and it went into coalition with the Freedom Party. Nazis started the Freedom Party in the 1950s. The Freedom Party says that it does not believe what it believed in the 1950s.

Around 6,000 protesters were outside the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. They protested the new government as they do not like that Kurz is in coalition with the Freedom Party. They chanted, ‘Shame on you, Sebastian’.

Difficult words: swear in (officially become a chancellor), chancellor (the head of the government in Germany and Austria), chant (rhythmically say again and again).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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