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The Vice-Chancellor of Austria (German: Vizekanzler) is a member of the Federal Government and the deputy of the Chancellor.

Vice-Chancellor of Austria
Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich
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Incumbent
Clemens Jabloner

since 3 June 2019
Executive branch in Austrian Politics
StyleMr. Vice-Chancellor
(normal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
StatusDeputy head of government
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceIf not Minister at the same time: Federal Chancellery; currently Ministry of Justice
SeatVienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerThe President
on advice of the Chancellor
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
Formation
  • Constitutionally:
    1 October 1920
  • Became active:
    10 November 1920
First holderJodok Fink
Final holderHartwig Löger
Websitewww.bmoeds.gv.at

Description of the officeEdit

Art. 69(2) of the Constitution of Austria states:

The Vice-Chancellor stands in for the Federal Chancellor in his complete field of functions. If both Federal Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are hindered, the Federal President appoints a member of the government to represent the Federal Chancellor.

In practice, the Vice-Chancellor is normally the leading member of the junior party within the current coalition government, frequently the party chairman. If only one party is represented in the government, the Vice Chancellor is often the Chancellor's presumed successor.

List of officeholders (1919–present)Edit

Vice-Chancellors of Austria during the Interwar periodEdit

No. Vice-Chancellor Took office Left office Time in office Party Chancellor
1Fink, JodokJodok Fink
(1853–1929)
15 March 191926 March 19201 year, 11 daysCSRenner, KarlKarl Renner (SDAPÖ )
2Hanusch, FerdinandFerdinand Hanusch
(1866–1926)
7 July 192022 October 1920210 daysSPÖMayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
3Heinl, EduardEduard Heinl
(1880–1957)
22 October 192020 November 192029 daysCSMayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
4Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
20 November 192030 May 19221 year, 191 daysCSMayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
Johannes Schober (Ind.)
Himself (CS )
Johannes Schober (Ind.)
5Frank, FelixFelix Frank
(1876–1957)
31 May 192220 November 19242 years, 173 daysGDVPSeipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
6Waber, LeopoldLeopold Waber [de]
(1875–1945)
20 November 192420 October 19261 year, 334 daysGDVPRamek, RudolfRudolf Ramek (CS )
7Dinghofer, FranzFranz Dinghofer [de]
(1873–1956)
20 October 192619 May 1927211 daysGDVPSeipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
8Hartleb, KarlKarl Hartleb [de]
(1886–1965)
19 May 19274 May 19291 year, 350 daysLandbundSeipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
9Schumy, VinzenzVinzenz Schumy [de]
(1878–1962)
4 May 192926 September 1929145 daysLandbundStreeruwitz, ErnstErnst Streeruwitz (CS )
10Vaugoin, CarlCarl Vaugoin
(1873–1949)
26 September 192930 September 19301 year, 4 daysCSSchober, JohannesJohannes Schober (Ind.)
11Schmitz, RichardRichard Schmitz
(1885–1954)
30 September 19304 December 193065 daysCSVaugoin, CarlCarl Vaugoin (CS )
12Schober, JohannJohann Schober
(1874–1932)
(Beamter)
4 December 193029 January 19321 year, 56 daysNon-partisanEnder, OttoOtto Ender (CS )
Karl Buresch (CS )
13Winkler, FranzFranz Winkler [de]
(1890–1945)
29 January 193221 September 19331 year, 235 daysLandbundBuresch, KarlKarl Buresch (CS )
Engelbert Dollfuss (CS )
14Fey, EmilEmil Fey
(1886–1938)
21 September 19331 May 1934222 daysHeimatblockDollfuss, EngelbertEngelbert Dollfuss (VF)
15Starhemberg, ErnstErnst Rüdiger Starhemberg
(1899–1956)
1 May 193414 May 19362 years, 13 daysHeimatblockSchuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (act.) (VF)
Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg (act.) (VF)
Kurt Schuschnigg (VF)
16Baar, EduardEduard Baar-Baarenfels [de]
(1885–1967)
14 May 19363 November 1936173 daysHeimatblockSchuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (VF)
17Hülgerth, LudwigLudwig Hülgerth
(1875–1939)
3 November 193611 March 19381 year, 128 daysVFSchuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (VF)
18Glaise, EdmundEdmund Glaise-Horstenau
(1882–1946)
11 March 193813 March 19382 daysNSDAPSeyss, ArthurArthur Seyss-Inquart (NSDAP )

Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 (see Austria under National Socialism for details). Independence was restored in 1945.

Vice-Chancellors of Austria after the end of World War IIEdit

No. Vice-Chancellor Took office Left office Time in office Party Chancellor
19Schärf, AdolfAdolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
20 December 194522 May 195711 years, 153 daysSPÖRenner, KarlKarl Renner (SPÖ)
Leopold Figl (ÖVP)
Julius Raab (ÖVP)
20Pittermann, BrunoBruno Pittermann
(1905–1983)
22 May 195719 April 19668 years, 332 daysSPÖRaab, JuliusJulius Raab (ÖVP)
Alfons Gorbach (ÖVP)
Josef Klaus (ÖVP)
21Bock, FritzFritz Bock
(1911–1993)
19 April 196619 January 19681 year, 275 daysÖVPKlaus, JosefJosef Klaus (ÖVP)
22Withalm, HermannHermann Withalm [de]
(1912–2003)
19 January 196821 April 19702 years, 92 daysÖVPKlaus, JosefJosef Klaus (ÖVP)
23Häuser, RudolfRudolf Häuser [de]
(1909–2000)
21 April 197030 September 19766 years, 162 daysSPÖKreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
24Androsch, HannesHannes Androsch
(born 1938)
1 October 197620 January 19814 years, 111 daysSPÖKreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
25Sinowatz, FredFred Sinowatz
(1929–2008)
20 January 198124 May 19832 years, 124 daysSPÖKreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
26Steger, NorbertNorbert Steger
(born 1944)
24 May 198321 January 19873 years, 242 daysFPÖSinowatz, FredFred Sinowatz (SPÖ)
Franz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
27Mock, AloisAlois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 198724 April 19892 years, 93 daysÖVPVranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
28Riegler, JosefJosef Riegler [de]
(born 1938)
24 April 19892 July 19912 years, 69 daysÖVPVranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
29Busek, ErhardErhard Busek
(born 1941)
2 July 19914 May 19953 years, 306 daysÖVPVranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
30Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel
(born 1945)
4 May 19954 February 20004 years, 276 daysÖVPVranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
Viktor Klima (SPÖ)
31Riess, SusanneSusanne Riess-Passer
(born 1961)
4 February 200028 February 20033 years, 24 daysFPÖSchüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
32Haupt, HerbertHerbert Haupt
(born 1947)
28 February 200321 October 2003235 daysFPÖSchüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
33Gorbach, HubertHubert Gorbach
(born 1956)
21 October 200311 January 20073 years, 81 daysBZÖSchüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
34Molterer, WilhelmWilhelm Molterer
(born 1955)
11 January 20072 December 20081 year, 326 daysÖVPGusenbauer, AlfredAlfred Gusenbauer (SPÖ)
35Pröll, JosefJosef Pröll
(born 1968)
2 December 200821 April 20112 years, 140 daysÖVPFaymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
36Spindelegger, MichaelMichael Spindelegger
(born 1959)
21 April 20111 September 20143 years, 133 daysÖVPFaymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
37Mitterlehner, ReinholdReinhold Mitterlehner
(born 1955)
1 September 201417 May 20172 years, 258 daysÖVPFaymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
Himself (act.) (ÖVP)
Christian Kern (SPÖ)
38Brandstetter, WolfgangWolfgang Brandstetter
(born 1957)
17 May 201718 December 2017215 daysIndependentKern, ChristianChristian Kern (SPÖ)
39Strache, HeinzHeinz-Christian Strache
(born 1969)
18 December 201722 May 20191 year, 155 daysFPÖKurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
40Löger, HartwigHartwig Löger
(born 1965)
22 May 201928 May 20197 daysÖVPKurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
41Jabloner, ClemensClemens Jabloner
(born 1948)
3 June 2019Incumbent132 daysNon-partisanBierlein, BrigitteBrigitte Bierlein (Ind.)

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