Brigitte Bierlein

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Brigitte Bierlein
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Chancellor of Austria
Assumed office
3 June 2019
PresidentAlexander Van der Bellen
DeputyClemens Jabloner
Preceded bySebastian Kurz
President of the Constitutional Court
In office
23 February 2018 – 3 June 2019
Nominated byKurz cabinet
Vice PresidentChristoph Grabenwarter
Preceded byGerhart Holzinger
Succeeded byVacant
Vice President of the Constitutional Court
In office
1 January 2003 – 22 February 2018
Nominated bySchüssel cabinet
PresidentKarl Korinek
Gerhart Holzinger
Preceded byKarl Korinek
Succeeded byChristoph Grabenwarter
Personal details
Born (1949-06-25) 25 June 1949 (age 70)
Vienna, Allied-occupied Austria
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Website

Brigitte Bierlein (born June 25, 1949) is an Austrian jurist. Bierlein is the Chancellor of Austria since 3 June 2019. She was the advocate general of the Procurator's Office from 1990 to 2002, and a member of the executive board of the International Association of Prosecutors from 2001 to 2003.

In 2003, Bierlein was made a member of the Austrian Constitutional Court. Since January 2018, she has been its president, the first woman to hold this position.

She was made temporary Chancellor until the next national elections in September 2019 and is the first woman in this role in Austria.

Bierlein was born on June 25, 1949 in Vienna.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brigitte Bierlein". Austrian Constitutional Court. Retrieved 2018-05-13.