27-year-old Sebastian Kurz becomes Austria's youngest foreign minister.
The Green Party, a left-wing member of the coalition, says that Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is "unfit" for the position as he is investigated for corruption. The party demands that Kurz step down, although Kurz has denied any wrongdoing.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cancels a trip to Austria after Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz orders the Israeli flag to be raised at the Chancellery and Foreign Affairs buildings yesterday.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announces a "second lockdown" that orders bars and restaurants to close except for deliveries and takeout and imposes a nighttime curfew from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am local time beginning November 2 and lasting for four weeks.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announces that private gatherings of more than six people indoors and twelve people outdoors will be banned in Austria from October 23, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Federal Electoral Authority, based on preliminary results, reports the People's Party, headed by the prior chancellor Sebastian Kurz, wins the snap election with 38.4 percent of the vote. Second place Social Democratic Party got 21.5%.