If everyone who is happy about fatherhood were to get out of politics, it would not only look different in Austria in parliament and government.

But Sebastian Kurz was honest enough to name the likely main reason for his withdrawal.

The allegations and trials against him would have been a heavy burden for a political comeback, especially if they dragged on.

The overthrown Chancellor seems to be reckoning with this, however, who also managed to remark that he was neither a saint nor a criminal.

In other words, even he does not find the circumstances under which he took over the party leadership to be flawless.

Only the judiciary can clarify whether they were also illegal.

The meteoric rise of this young politician is an example of the uncertainty of the bourgeois camp not only in Austria.

Kurz recognized the societal explosive power of unregulated migration earlier than other conservatives.

It would hardly have been possible for him to turn the ÖVP dignitary party into a movement that was tailored to him personally without the refugee crisis in 2015.

His fall, in turn, shows that even supposed saviors are not immune to the temptations of power.

Kurz resigns, but his model lives on, for example with the Republicans in France.

Only the Union in Germany looks further to the left.

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