VIENNA May 12 Austrian Foreign Minister
Sebastian Kurz, who is widely expected to take the reins of the
conservative party in the country's coalition government, called
on Friday for a snap parliamentary election to be held.
"I personally believe early elections would be the right
path," Kurz told a news conference.
While Kurz is widely favoured within his People's Party
(OVP) to become its next leader after Reinhold Mitterlehner quit
this week, he left open the issue of whether he intended to take
on the role at a party meeting on Sunday.
(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Michael Shields)