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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 75)
CitizenshipAustrian
Known forPolitician
TitleFPÖ Party Chairman
Term1980-1986
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FPÖ-Bundesparteiobmann (1980-1986)". Wien-Konkret (in German). 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
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Alois Mock
Party political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Götz
FPÖ Party Chairman
1980–1986
Succeeded by
Jörg Haider