Sebastian Kurz

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Sebastian Kurz
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Chancellor of Austria
Assumed office
7 January 2020
PresidentAlexander Van der Bellen
DeputyWerner Kogler
Preceded byBrigitte Bierlein
In office
18 December 2017 – 28 May 2019
PresidentAlexander Van der Bellen
DeputyHeinz-Christian Strache
Hartwig Löger
Preceded byChristian Kern
Succeeded byBrigitte Bierlein
Chairman of the People's Party
Assumed office
15 May 2017
Preceded byReinhold Mitterlehner
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
16 December 2013 – 18 December 2017
ChancellorWerner Faymann
Christian Kern
Preceded byMichael Spindelegger
Succeeded byKarin Kneissl
Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
In office
1 January 2017 – 18 December 2017
Secretary GeneralLamberto Zannier
Thomas Greminger
Preceded byFrank-Walter Steinmeier
Succeeded byKarin Kneissl
Further offices held
Member of the National Council
In office
9 November 2017 – 22 January 2018
Nominated byHimself
AffiliationPeople's Party
In office
29 October 2013 – 16 December 2013
Nominated byMichael Spindelegger
AffiliationPeople's Party
President of the Political Academy of the People's Party
In office
1 September 2015 – 12 March 2018
DirectorDietmar Halper
Preceded byWerner Fasslabend
Succeeded byBettina Rausch
State Secretary of the Interior for Integration
In office
21 April 2011 – 16 December 2013
ChancellorWerner Faymann
MinisterJohanna Mikl-Leitner
Member of the State and Municipality
Diet of Vienna
In office
2010–2011
Nominated byChristine Marek
AffiliationPeople's Party
Chairman of the Young People's Party
In office
2009–2017
Preceded bySilvia Grünberger
Succeeded byStefan Schnöll
Personal details
Born (1986-08-27) 27 August 1986 (age 34)
Meidling, Vienna, Austria
Political partyPeople's Party (2009–present)
Domestic partnerSusanne Thier
Parents
  • Elisabeth Kurz
  • Josef Kurz
ResidenceMeidling, Vienna
EducationGRG 12 Erlgasse (Matura)
Signature
Website
Military service
Allegiance Austria
Branch/service Austrian Armed Forces
Years of serviceOctober 2004 – June 2005
Stationed atMaria-Theresien-Kaserne

Sebastian Kurz (born 27 August 1986) is an Austrian politician. He was the Chancellor of Austria from 18 December 2017 to 28 May 2019. He was elected to the position again on 7 January 2020. He was the world's youngest chancellor.

He was Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration from 2013 to 2017. He became Europe's youngest Foreign Minister at the age of 27.[1] In May 2017 he became the chairman of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Following the 2017 legislative election, the ÖVP led by Kurz secured the most seats in the National Council, leaving it in a position to lead the next government.[2]

As Chancellor he has been leading the federal government consisting of a coalition of the ÖVP and FPÖ parties since December 18, 2017.[3] He was removed from office on 28 May 2019 by President Alexander Van der Bellen following a political scandal.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Austria swears in EU's youngest foreign minister Sebastian Kurz". BBC News. 16 December 2013.
  2. "Austria election results: Far-right set to enter government as conservatives top poll". The Independent. 16 October 2017.
  3. Sebastian Kurz gets approval for coalition with Austrian far right. Politico. 17 December 2017.
  4. "Löger nun Interimskanzler". orf.at (in German). Retrieved 2019-05-27.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Sebastian Kurz at Wikimedia Commons