Angela Merkel’s Austrian frenemy

Sebastian Kurz is the leader many German conservatives wish they had

BERLIN — Angela Merkel pursed her lips and smirked.

“Many people in your own ranks are excited about the Austrian chancellor, who is young, dynamic, direct, out of the ordinary,” a German journalist said to Merkel Wednesday as she stood next to Austria’s political boy wonder.

Felex 2b“Is this the type of politician that’s missing here?”

At 63, Merkel is twice as old as Sebastian Kurz, the new Austrian leader who ended a…

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