The Kurz government (German: Bundesregierung Kurz) is the current government of Austria, it took office on 18 December 2017. It succeeded the Kern government, following the 2017 election. Sebastian Kurz, leader of the centre-right ÖVP, reached an agreement on a coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, making him chancellor of Austria. The cabinet was appointed by President Alexander Van der Bellen.
cabinet of Austria
|Date formed||18 December 2017|
|People and organisations|
|Appointed by||Alexander Van der Bellen|
|Vice-Chancellor||Heinz-Christian Strache (2017–19)|
Hartwig Löger (2019–present)
|Member parties||People's Party|
Freedom Party (2017–19)
|Status in legislature||Majority coalition (2017–19)|
Semi-technocratic minority cabinet (2019–present)
|No. of ministers||13|
|Opposition parties||Social Democratic Party|
Freedom Party (2019–present)
|Opposition leader||Pamela Rendi-Wagner (SPÖ)|
|Election(s)||2017 legislative election|
In the wake of the May 2019 Ibiza affair, Kurz announced the end of his government and called for a snap election, expected for September 2019. Kurz announced that his government will run as minority technocratic caretaker government until the next election which will take place in September of 2019.
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