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Austrian conservative leader quits over budget and tax reforms

27.08.14 @ 09:29

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Austria's conservative party and ruling coalition partner (OVP) on Tuesday elected Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner as their new leader after Finance Minister and party leader Michael Spindelegger abruptly quit. Spindelegger cited a lack of support for his plans to reform Austria's tax system and reduce its debt.