Austria shifts to the right as new coalition deal is struck

Agreement between conservative and nationalist parties makes Sebastian Kurz, 31, Europe’s youngest leader

Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria said they have reached a deal on creating a coalition government that will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz the chancellor and Europe’s youngest leader.Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s party finished first in the country’s 15 October election. It then embarked on coalition talks with the rightwing Freedom party.Kurz and the Freedom party leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, announced on Friday that they had wrapped up an agreement on a new coali...