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Herbert Kickl (born 19 October 1968) is an Austrian right-wing politician who served as Austria's minister of the interior.[2] He was sacked as interior minister on May 20, 2019, in the wake of the Ibiza affair.[3][4] He also previously served as a Member of the National Council for the Freedom Party.[5]

Herbert Kickl
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Minister of the Interior
In office
18 December 2017 – 22 May 2019
ChancellorSebastian Kurz
Preceded byWolfgang Sobotka
Succeeded byEckart Ratz
Member of the National Council
In office
30 October 2006 – 18 December 2017
Nominated byHeinz-Christian Strache
AffiliationFreedom Party
Personal details
Born (1968-10-19) 19 October 1968 (age 50)
Villach, Carinthia[1]
Political partyFreedom Party
Children1

Personal lifeEdit

Kickl is married and has a son.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Interior Ministry of Austria. "Herbert Kickl". Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Austria far right: 'Nobody has anything to fear' says new minister". BBC News. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ Oltermann, Philip (May 20, 2019). "Austrian government collapses after far-right minister fired". theguardian.com. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal". BBC News. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Herbert Kickl". Austrian Parliament. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ Vilimsky und Kickl: Der Raue und der Schlaue - Die Presse