VIENNA Dec 12 Austrian conservative leader
Michael Spindelegger will become the country's finance minister
in a cabinet reshuffle accompanying a fresh coalition accord
with the centre-left Social Democrats, his spokesman said via
Twitter on Thursday.
People's Party (OVP) chief Spindelegger, 53, is deputy
chancellor and has been foreign minister since 2008. He replaces
Maria Fekter in the finance ministry in the widely anticipated
Sebastian Kurz, 27, will become foreign minister in the new
government, which is due to be sworn in next week after the two
mainstream pro-Europe parties that have dominated post-war
politics agreed to extend a coalition that has ruled since 2006.
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)