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Ex-Austrian chancellor Kurz quits politics: ‘I’m neither a saint nor a criminal’

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BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s former chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said Thursday that he is quitting politics, two months after stepping down as leader amid corruption allegations.

Kurz said the recent birth of his first child had motivated him to take the step.

The 35-year-old said he had always done his best to “move our beautiful Austria a little bit in the right direction,” but acknowledged having made some mistakes during his 10-year career.

Still, Kurz insisted: “I’m neither a saint nor a criminal.”

“I’m a human being with strengths and weaknesses,” he told reporters in Vienna,........

© The Times of Israel

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