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January 24, 2022

Austrian vice chancellor Josef Proell leaves politics

Austria’s vice chancellor and financeminister says he is leaving politics forhealth reasons, the Canadian Pressinforms. Josef Proell, who also is givingup his post as chief of theAustrian People’s Party, suffered a pulmonaryembolism last month whileskiing and has been in rehabilitationever since. Proell told reportersWednesday that his decision was atough one to make.Proell, a 42-yearoldfather of three, served as agricultureminister between 2003 and2008, and also has headed theAustrian farmer’s association.

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