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Austria's new left-right coalition takes office

Austria's new left-right coalition takes office
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Austria’s new government has been sworn in. New leaders, Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice-Chancellor Josef Pröll have already had some tough talks. Conservative Pröll forced Faymann to concede the leading ministries including finance and justice. The last time these two parties attempted such a coalition it ended in bitter recriminations but both insist they can come together this time around. There has been a marked absence of any public protests against the formation of this government.