BERLIN — Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria introduced on Saturday that he would resign, days after prosecutors launched a felony investigation into allegations he used federal cash to repay pollsters and journalists for favorable protection.
The transfer got here after Mr. Kurz’s companions within the authorities threatened to give up the coalition except his conservative Individuals’s Occasion changed him.
“I admit that it’s not a simple step for me,” Mr. Kurz advised reporters at a information convention in Vienna. “My nation is extra essential than my individual. What it wants is stability.”
Mr. Kurz mentioned that he would counsel Alexander Schallenberg, the nation’s overseas minister, as his substitute within the chancellery.