The Kurz government (German: Bundesregierung Kurz) was government of Austria in office from 18 December 2017 until 3 June 2019. 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|
|Date dissolved||3 June 2019|
|People and organisations|
|Appointed by||Alexander Van der Bellen|
|Chancellor||Sebastian Kurz (2017–19)|
Hartwig Löger (acting; 2019)
|Vice-Chancellor||Heinz-Christian Strache (2017–19)|
Hartwig Löger (2019)
|Member parties||People's Party|
Freedom Party (2017–19)
|Status in legislature||Majority coalition (2017–19)|
Semi-technocratic minority cabinet (2019)
|No. of ministers||13|
|Opposition parties||Social Democratic Party|
Freedom Party (2019–present)
|Opposition leader||Christian Kern (SPÖ)|
Pamela Rendi-Wagner (SPÖ)
|Election(s)||2017 legislative election|
In the wake of the May 2019 Ibiza affair, Kurz tore up the coalition agreement and called for a snap election, expected for September 2019. Kurz announced that his government will run as a minority technocratic caretaker government until the election. However, on 27 May 2019, the Kurz government was dismissed by the National Council through a motion of no confidence, the first successful motion of no confidence in the modern state of Austria. The actual termination of the cabinet was conducted by President Alexander Van der Bellen on 3 June 2019, when he swore in a technocratic government led by chancellor Brigitte Bierlein, who is due to hold office until the September election.
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