Austrian coalition deal on new gov't presented to president

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BERLIN,  The leaders of conservative and nationalist parties in Austria have presented their coalition deal to the country's president for approval after concluding negotiations on forming a new government that will shift the country to the right. 
Sebastian Kurz, head of the Austrian People's Party, will become chancellor under the agreement reached Friday night, while right-wing Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache will be vice chancellor. 
Before meeting with President Alexander Van der Bellen on Saturday, Kurz said "we have a good and strong team." 
Following their talks, Van der Bellen said they all agreed it's "in the national interest of Austria to remain at the center of a strong European Union and to actively participate in the future development of the European Union." 
Coalition plans were to be announced later Saturday. 


National News Agency, Nepal


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