Vice-Chancellor of Austria

Vice-Chancellor of Austria
Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich
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Incumbent
Werner Kogler

since 7 January 2020
Executive branch in Austrian Politics
Style Mr. Vice-Chancellor
(normal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
Status Deputy head of government
Member of Cabinet
Residence If not Minister at the same time: Federal Chancellery; currently Ministry of Justice
Seat Vienna
Nominator Political parties
Appointer The President
on advice of the Chancellor
Constituting instrument Constitution of Austria
Formation
  • Constitutionally:
    1 October 1920
  • Became active:
    10 November 1920
First holder Jodok Fink
Final holder Hartwig Löger
Website www.bmoeds.gv.at

The Vice-Chancellor of Austria (German: Vizekanzler) is a member of the Federal Government and the deputy of the Chancellor.

Description of the office

Art. 69(2) of the Constitution of Austria states:

The Vice-Chancellor stands in for the Federal Chancellor in his complete field of functions. If both Federal Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are hindered, the Federal President appoints a member of the government to represent the Federal Chancellor.

In practice, the Vice-Chancellor is normally the leading member of the junior party within the current coalition government, frequently the party chairman. If only one party is represented in the government, the Vice Chancellor is often the Chancellor's presumed successor.

List of officeholders (1919–present)

Vice-Chancellors of Austria during the Interwar period

No. Portrait Vice-Chancellor Took office Left office Time in office Party Chancellor
1
Jodok Fink
Fink, JodokJodok Fink
(1853–1929)
15 March 1919 26 March 1920 1 year, 11 days CS Renner, KarlKarl Renner (SDAPÖ )
2
Ferdinand Hanusch
Hanusch, FerdinandFerdinand Hanusch
(1866–1926)
7 July 1920 22 October 1920 210 days SPÖ Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
3
Eduard Heinl
Heinl, EduardEduard Heinl
(1880–1957)
22 October 1920 20 November 1920 29 days CS Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
4
Walter Breisky
Breisky, WalterWalter Breisky
(1871–1944)
20 November 1920 30 May 1922 1 year, 191 days CS Mayr, MichaelMichael Mayr (CS )
Johannes Schober (Ind.)
Himself (CS )
Johannes Schober (Ind.)
5
Felix Frank
Frank, FelixFelix Frank
(1876–1957)
31 May 1922 20 November 1924 2 years, 173 days GDVP Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
6
Leopold Waber [de]
Waber, LeopoldLeopold Waber [de]
(1875–1945)
20 November 1924 20 October 1926 1 year, 334 days GDVP Ramek, RudolfRudolf Ramek (CS )
7
Franz Dinghofer [de]
Dinghofer, FranzFranz Dinghofer [de]
(1873–1956)
20 October 1926 19 May 1927 211 days GDVP Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
8
Karl Hartleb [de]
Hartleb, KarlKarl Hartleb [de]
(1886–1965)
19 May 1927 4 May 1929 1 year, 350 days Landbund Seipel, IgnazIgnaz Seipel (CS )
9
Vinzenz Schumy [de]
Schumy, VinzenzVinzenz Schumy [de]
(1878–1962)
4 May 1929 26 September 1929 145 days Landbund Streeruwitz, ErnstErnst Streeruwitz (CS )
10
Carl Vaugoin
Vaugoin, CarlCarl Vaugoin
(1873–1949)
26 September 1929 30 September 1930 1 year, 4 days CS Schober, JohannesJohannes Schober (Ind.)
11
Richard Schmitz
Schmitz, RichardRichard Schmitz
(1885–1954)
30 September 1930 4 December 1930 65 days CS Vaugoin, CarlCarl Vaugoin (CS )
12
Johannes Schober
Schober, JohannesJohannes Schober
(1874–1932)
(Beamter)
4 December 1930 29 January 1932 1 year, 56 days Non-partisan Ender, OttoOtto Ender (CS )
Karl Buresch (CS )
13
Franz Winkler [de]
Winkler, FranzFranz Winkler [de]
(1890–1945)
29 January 1932 21 September 1933 1 year, 235 days Landbund Buresch, KarlKarl Buresch (CS )
Engelbert Dollfuss (CS )
14
Emil Fey
Fey, EmilEmil Fey
(1886–1938)
21 September 1933 1 May 1934 222 days Heimatblock Dollfuss, EngelbertEngelbert Dollfuss (VF)
15
Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg
Starhemberg, ErnstErnst Rüdiger Starhemberg
(1899–1956)
1 May 1934 14 May 1936 2 years, 13 days Heimatblock Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (act.) (VF)
Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg (act.) (VF)
Kurt Schuschnigg (VF)
16
Eduard Baar-Baarenfels [de]
Baar, EduardEduard Baar-Baarenfels [de]
(1885–1967)
14 May 1936 3 November 1936 173 days Heimatblock Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (VF)
17
Ludwig Hülgerth
Hülgerth, LudwigLudwig Hülgerth
(1875–1939)
3 November 1936 11 March 1938 1 year, 128 days VF Schuschnigg, KurtKurt Schuschnigg (VF)
18
Edmund Glaise-Horstenau
Glaise, EdmundEdmund Glaise-Horstenau
(1882–1946)
11 March 1938 13 March 1938 2 days NSDAP Seyss, ArthurArthur Seyss-Inquart (NSDAP )

Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 (see Austria under National Socialism for details). Independence was restored in 1945.

Vice-Chancellors of Austria after the end of World War II

No. Portrait Vice-Chancellor Took office Left office Time in office Party Chancellor
Johann Koplenig
Koplenig, JohannJohann Koplenig
(1891–1968)
27 April 1945 20 December 1945 237 days KPÖ Renner, KarlKarl Renner (SPÖ)
19
Adolf Schärf
Schärf, AdolfAdolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
20 December 1945 22 May 1957 11 years, 153 days SPÖ Renner, KarlKarl Renner (SPÖ)
Leopold Figl (ÖVP)
Julius Raab (ÖVP)
20
Bruno Pittermann
Pittermann, BrunoBruno Pittermann
(1905–1983)
22 May 1957 19 April 1966 8 years, 332 days SPÖ Raab, JuliusJulius Raab (ÖVP)
Alfons Gorbach (ÖVP)
Josef Klaus (ÖVP)
21
Fritz Bock
Bock, FritzFritz Bock
(1911–1993)
19 April 1966 19 January 1968 1 year, 275 days ÖVP Klaus, JosefJosef Klaus (ÖVP)
22
Hermann Withalm [de]
Withalm, HermannHermann Withalm [de]
(1912–2003)
19 January 1968 21 April 1970 2 years, 92 days ÖVP Klaus, JosefJosef Klaus (ÖVP)
23
Rudolf Häuser [de]
Häuser, RudolfRudolf Häuser [de]
(1909–2000)
21 April 1970 30 September 1976 6 years, 162 days SPÖ Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
24
Hannes Androsch
Androsch, HannesHannes Androsch
(born 1938)
1 October 1976 20 January 1981 4 years, 111 days SPÖ Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
25
Fred Sinowatz
Sinowatz, FredFred Sinowatz
(1929–2008)
20 January 1981 24 May 1983 2 years, 124 days SPÖ Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky (SPÖ)
26
Norbert Steger
Steger, NorbertNorbert Steger
(born 1944)
24 May 1983 21 January 1987 3 years, 242 days FPÖ Sinowatz, FredFred Sinowatz (SPÖ)
Franz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
27
Alois Mock
Mock, AloisAlois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 1987 24 April 1989 2 years, 93 days ÖVP Vranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
28
Josef Riegler [de]
Riegler, JosefJosef Riegler [de]
(born 1938)
24 April 1989 2 July 1991 2 years, 69 days ÖVP Vranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
29
Erhard Busek
Busek, ErhardErhard Busek
(born 1941)
2 July 1991 4 May 1995 3 years, 306 days ÖVP Vranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
30
Wolfgang Schüssel
Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel
(born 1945)
4 May 1995 4 February 2000 4 years, 276 days ÖVP Vranitzky, FranzFranz Vranitzky (SPÖ)
Viktor Klima (SPÖ)
31
Susanne Riess-Passer
Riess, SusanneSusanne Riess-Passer
(born 1961)
4 February 2000 28 February 2003 3 years, 24 days FPÖ Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
32
Herbert Haupt
Haupt, HerbertHerbert Haupt
(born 1947)
28 February 2003 21 October 2003 235 days FPÖ Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
33
Hubert Gorbach
Gorbach, HubertHubert Gorbach
(born 1956)
21 October 2003 11 January 2007 3 years, 81 days BZÖ Schüssel, WolfgangWolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP)
34
Wilhelm Molterer
Molterer, WilhelmWilhelm Molterer
(born 1955)
11 January 2007 2 December 2008 1 year, 326 days ÖVP Gusenbauer, AlfredAlfred Gusenbauer (SPÖ)
35
Josef Pröll
Pröll, JosefJosef Pröll
(born 1968)
2 December 2008 21 April 2011 2 years, 140 days ÖVP Faymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
36
Michael Spindelegger
Spindelegger, MichaelMichael Spindelegger
(born 1959)
21 April 2011 1 September 2014 3 years, 133 days ÖVP Faymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
37
Reinhold Mitterlehner
Mitterlehner, ReinholdReinhold Mitterlehner
(born 1955)
1 September 2014 17 May 2017 2 years, 258 days ÖVP Faymann, WernerWerner Faymann (SPÖ)
Himself (act.) (ÖVP)
Christian Kern (SPÖ)
38
Wolfgang Brandstetter
Brandstetter, WolfgangWolfgang Brandstetter
(born 1957)
17 May 2017 18 December 2017 215 days Independent Kern, ChristianChristian Kern (SPÖ)
39
Heinz-Christian Strache
Strache, HeinzHeinz-Christian Strache
(born 1969)
18 December 2017 22 May 2019 1 year, 155 days FPÖ Kurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
40
Hartwig Löger
Löger, HartwigHartwig Löger
(born 1965)
22 May 2019 28 May 2019 7 days ÖVP Kurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz (ÖVP)
41
Clemens Jabloner
Jabloner, ClemensClemens Jabloner
(born 1948)
3 June 2019 1 October 2019 120 days Non-partisan Bierlein, BrigitteBrigitte Bierlein (Ind.)
42
Werner Kogler
Kogler, WernerWerner Kogler
(born 1961)
7 January 2020 Incumbent 1 year, 282 days Greens Kurz, SebastianSebastian Kurz (ÖVP)

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