Alexander Schallenberg is sworn in as Chancellor of Austria

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Alexander Schallenberg has been sworn in as Austria's new chancellor following the resignation of Sebastian Kurz amid allegations of corruption.

According to foreign media, Schallenberg was officially appointed by Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna on Monday.

Schallenberg, 52, has been Austria's foreign minister since 2019.

Kurz and nine other people are under investigation for misuse of public money during the period 2016-2018.

He has denied allegations that he used government money for partisan political purposes. Kurz called the allegations against him "baseless."21Media