Herbert Haupt

Herbert Haupt (born 28 September 1947) is an Austrian politician and former party chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party. Born in Seeboden, Carinthia, and a veterinarian by training, he was federal Minister of Social Services from 2000 till 2005 in a coalition government headed by Wolfgang Schüssel. Haupt was Vice Chancellor of Austria from 28 February 2003 until 20 October 2003.

Herbert Haupt
32nd Vice-Chancellor of Austria
In office
28 February 2003 – 21 October 2003
PresidentThomas Klestil
ChancellorWolfgang Schüssel
Preceded bySusanne Riess-Passer
Succeeded byHubert Gorbach
Personal details
Born (1947-09-28) 28 September 1947 (age 72)
Seeboden, Carinthia
Political partyFreedom Party

He is still a member of the National Council of Austria, now representing the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) party founded by Jörg Haider in April 2005.

He stepped down as Minister of Social Services in January 2005 and was succeeded by Ursula Haubner, Jörg Haider's sister.

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External linksEdit

  • Biography, from the website of the Austrian parliament
Political offices
Preceded by
Susanne Riess-Passer
Vice Chancellor of Austria
Succeeded by
Hubert Gorbach
Party political offices
Preceded by
Mathias Reichhold
FPÖ Party Chairman
Succeeded by
Ursula Haubner