Elisabeth Köstinger

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Elisabeth Köstinger

Elisabeth "Elli" Köstinger (born November 22, 1978 in Wolfsberg, Carinthia) is an Austrian politician of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Köstinger has been government minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, Water Management and Tourism since December 18, 2017. She has also been secretary-general of the Austrian People’s Party since May 2017, together with Stefan Steiner.

Previously she was an MEP for Austria from 2009 to 2017, and President of the National Council of Austria from November 9 to December 17, 2017.[1] She has been succeeded by Wolfgang Sobotka.

Elisabeth Köstinger is single.

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  1. The National Council is the first chamber of the Austrian parliament.