Chancellor of Austria

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Chancellor of the
Republic of Austria
Austria Bundesadler.svg
Sebastian Kurz crop.jpg
Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP)

since 18 December 2017
ResidenceBallhausplatz 2
AppointerAlexander Van der Bellen,
as President of Austria
Term lengthNo term limit
Inaugural holderKarl Renner,
12 November 1918
FormationFirst Austrian Republic,
12 November 1918

The Federal Chancellor is the head of government in Austria. His or her deputy is the Vice-Chancellor. Before 1918, the office was the same as Minister-President of Austria. The Federal Chancellor (also known more simply as the Chancellor) is the most powerful person in Austrian politics.

The Chancellor is appointed by the President of Austria.