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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.[1]

Kurz government
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cabinet of Austria
2017
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Date formed18 December 2017 (2017-12-18)
People and organisations
Appointed byAlexander Van der Bellen
ChancellorSebastian Kurz
Vice-ChancellorHeinz-Christian Strache (2017–19)
Hartwig Löger (2019–present)
Member partiesPeople's Party
Freedom Party (2017–19)
Status in legislatureMajority coalition (2017–19)
Semi-technocratic minority cabinet (2019–present)
No. of ministers13
Opposition partiesSocial Democratic Party
Freedom Party (2019–present)
NEOS
JETZT
Opposition leaderPamela Rendi-Wagner (SPÖ)
History
Election(s)2017 legislative election
PredecessorKern government

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.[2]

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CompositionEdit

Image Name Office Took office Left office Party

LeadershipEdit

  Sebastian Kurz Chancellor of Austria 18 December 2017 Present ÖVP
  Heinz-Christian Strache Vice Chancellor of Austria
Minister of Civil Service and Sports
18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ

MinistersEdit

  Hartwig Löger Vice Chancellor of Austria
(since 2019)
Minister of Finance
(since 2017)
18 December 2017 Present ÖVP
  Eckart Ratz Minister of the Interior 22 May 2019 Present Independent
  Herbert Kickl Minister of the Interior 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
  Karin Kneissl Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs 18 December 2017 Present Independent
(FPÖ nominated)
  Josef Moser Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice 18 December 2017 Present Independent
(ÖVP nominated)
  Johann Luif Minister of Defence 22 May 2019 Present Independent
  Mario Kunasek Minister of Defence 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
  Heinz Faßmann Minister of Education, Science and Research 18 December 2017 Present Independent
(ÖVP nominated)
  Walter Pöltner Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection 22 May 2019 Present Independent
  Beate Hartinger-Klein Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
  Valerie Hackl Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology 22 May 2019 Present Independent
  Norbert Hofer Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
  Elisabeth Köstinger Minister of Sustainability and Tourism 18 December 2017 Present ÖVP
  Margarete Schramböck Minister of Digital and Economic Affairs 8 January 2018 Present ÖVP
  Juliane Bogner-Strauß acting Minister of Civil Service and Sports 22 May 2019 Present ÖVP

Chancellery ministersEdit

  Gernot Blümel Chancellery minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media 18 December 2017 Present ÖVP
  Juliane Bogner-Strauß Chancellery minister for Women, Families and Youth 18 December 2017 Present ÖVP

State secretariesEdit

  Hubert Fuchs State secretary in the Ministry of Finance 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
  Karoline Edtstadler State secretary in the Ministry of the Interior 18 December 2017 Present ÖVP

ActionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kurz Set to Become Austrian Chancellor, Backed by Nationalists". Bloomberg. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Kurz Set to Become Austrian Chancellor, Backed by Nationalists". Bloomberg. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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