Norbert Steger

Norbert Steger (born 6 March 1944) is an Austrian lawyer and former politician for the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).[1] He was the FPÖ party leader from 1980 to 1986, and Vice Chancellor and Minister of Commerce of Austria from 1983 to 1987.[1]

Norbert Steger
Born (1944-03-06) 6 March 1944 (age 76)
Known forPolitician
TitleFPÖ Party Chairman
PredecessorAlexander Götz
SuccessorJörg Haider
Political partyFreedom Party of Austria

Under his leadership of the FPÖ, the party adopted a more liberal program and a less confrontational discourse.[2] He sought to turn the party to become something of an Austrian version of the German Free Democratic Party, focusing on free market and anti-statist policies.[2] His daughter is the National Council member Petra Steger.


  1. ^ a b c "FPÖ-Bundesparteiobmann (1980-1986)". Wien-Konkret (in German). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b Bischof, Günter; Plasser, Fritz (2008). The changing Austrian voter. Transaction Publishers. pp. 105–106. ISBN 978-1-4128-0751-7.
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Sinowatz
Vice Chancellor of Austria
Succeeded by
Alois Mock
Party political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Götz
FPÖ Party Chairman
Succeeded by
Jörg Haider