Austrian MPs to vote on Kurz’s immunity in corruption case

The Austrian parliament will vote on Thursday on whether former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz should waive his parliamentary immunity in an investigation into corruption allegations.

Last month, Kurz resigned as Chancellor of Austria after the WKStA Prosecutor’s Office searched his office for allegations that he and his team had manipulated opinion polls and paid for them with taxpayers’ money to facilitate his rise to office.

As a result, Kurz had moved to Parliament as MP, where he has enjoyed immunity until now. If he is found guilty, his return as chancellor is off the table, experts say.

Members of the Riksdag are expected to vote unanimously for the lift.

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