Christian Kern

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Christian Kern

Christian Kern (born January 4, 1966 in Vienna) is an Austrian politician of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ). He is the current Chancellor of Austria.

Kern has become chancellor on May 17, 2016, succeeding fellow party member Werner Faymann. He has also been leading the SPÖ since June 25, 2016.

After studying journalism and communication at the University of Vienna, he worked as a business journalist and a civil servant. Afterwards he worked at the Verbund AG, the biggest supplier of electricity in Austria, and was CEO of the ÖBB, the federal railways of Austria.

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