Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned Monday as the Social Democrats leader said he no longer had the backing of his party, according to multiple media reports. Faymann, who had been in office nearly eight years, had faced calls to step down after his Social Democrats were beaten in April in the first round of Austria's presidential election, a Deutsche Welle report said. That contest was won by a right wing Freedom Party candidate who received almost four times the votes, an AP report said.
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