Chancellor of Austria

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Chancellor of the
Republic of Austria
Austria Bundesadler.svg
Christian Kern 2016 (portrait).jpg
Christian Kern (SPÖ)

since 17 May 2016
Residence Ballhausplatz 2
Appointer Heinz Fischer,
as President of Austria
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Karl Renner,
12 November 1918
Formation First 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.