Johanna Mikl-Leitner

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Johanna Mikl-Leitner

Johanna Mikl-Leitner (born February 9, 1964 in Hollabrunn) is an Austrian politician of the ÖVP.

Mikl-Leitner has been governor of Lower Austria since April 19, 2017, succeeding fellow party member Erwin Pröll. She had already been active in Lower Austrian politics.

On a national level, she was a member of the National Council (Nationalrat) from 1999 to 2003, and from 2011 to 2016 interior minister in the First and Second Faymann government.

Mikl-Leitner grew up in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. She obtained a masters at Vienna University of Economics and Business, worked as a teacher, at Austrian employers' organization (Industriellenvereinigung) and at a publishing company before entering into politics.

She is married with two daughters, and lives in Klosterneuburg.

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