Kurz government

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Kurz government
Flag of Austria (state).svg
cabinet of Austria
2017
Sebastian Kurz (2018-02-28) (cropped).jpg
Date formed18 December 2017 (2017-12-18)
Date dissolved3 June 2019 (2019-06-03)
People and organisations
Appointed byAlexander Van der Bellen
ChancellorSebastian Kurz (2017–19)
Hartwig Löger (acting; 2019)
Vice-ChancellorHeinz-Christian Strache (2017–19)
Hartwig Löger (2019)
Member partiesPeople's Party
Freedom Party (2017–19)
Status in legislatureMajority coalition (2017–19)
Semi-technocratic minority cabinet (2019)
No. of ministers13
Opposition partiesSocial Democratic Party
Freedom Party (2019–present)
NEOS
JETZT
Opposition leaderChristian Kern (SPÖ)
(2017-2018)
Pamela Rendi-Wagner (SPÖ)
(2018-2019)
History
Election(s)2017 legislative election
PredecessorKern government
SuccessorBierlein government

The Kurz government (German: Bundesregierung Kurz) was government of Austria in office from 18 December 2017 until 3 June 2019. It succeeded the Kern government, following the 2017 election. Sebastian Kurz, leader of the centre-right ÖVP, reached an agreement on a coalition with the far-right FPÖ, making him chancellor of Austria. The cabinet was appointed by President Alexander Van der Bellen.[1]

In the wake of the May 2019 Ibiza affair, Kurz tore up the coalition agreement and called for a snap election, expected for September 2019. Kurz announced that his government will run as a minority technocratic caretaker government until the election.[2] However, on 27 May 2019, the Kurz government was dismissed by the National Council through a motion of no confidence, the first successful motion of no confidence in the modern state of Austria.[3] The actual termination of the cabinet was conducted by President Alexander Van der Bellen on 3 June 2019, when he swore in a technocratic government led by chancellor Brigitte Bierlein, who is due to hold office until the September election.

Composition[edit]

Image Name Office Took office Left office Party

Leadership[edit]

Sebastian Kurz (2018-02-28) (cropped).jpg Sebastian Kurz Chancellor of Austria
(2017-2019)
18 December 2017 28 May 2019 ÖVP
2017 Finanzminister Hartwig Löger (39136614571) (cropped).jpg Hartwig Löger Acting Chancellor of Austria
(2019)
Vice Chancellor of Austria
(2019)
Minister of Finance
(2017-2019)
18 December 2017 3 June 2019 ÖVP
2017 ORF-Elefantenrunde (37410230120) (cropped).jpg Heinz-Christian Strache Vice Chancellor of Austria
Minister of Civil Service and Sports
18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ

Ministers[edit]

Austria politic personality icon.svg Eckart Ratz Minister of the Interior 22 May 2019 3 June 2019 Independent
Herbert Kickl (cropped).jpg Herbert Kickl Minister of the Interior 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
2018 Karin Kneissl Paul Richard Gallagher (16. Jänner 2018) (24876263787) (cropped).jpg Karin Kneissl Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 Independent
(FPÖ nominated)
Josef Moser (4741871116).jpg Josef Moser Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 Independent
(ÖVP nominated)
Austria politic personality icon.svg Johann Luif Minister of Defence 22 May 2019 3 June 2019 Independent
16-07-05-Mario Kunasek-KG 6051.JPG Mario Kunasek Minister of Defence 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
Heinz Fassmann 01.JPG Heinz Faßmann Minister of Education, Science and Research 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 Independent
(ÖVP nominated)
Austria politic personality icon.svg Walter Pöltner Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection 22 May 2019 3 June 2019 Independent
2018 Hartinger-Klein (41557839051) (cropped).jpg Beate Hartinger-Klein Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
Austria politic personality icon.svg Valerie Hackl Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology 22 May 2019 3 June 2019 Independent
Norbert Hofer.jpg Norbert Hofer Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
Elisabeth Köstinger (2014).jpg Elisabeth Köstinger Minister of Sustainability and Tourism 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 ÖVP
2015 Margarete Schramböck (17126313616).jpg Margarete Schramböck Minister of Digital and Economic Affairs 8 January 2018 3 June 2019 ÖVP
2018 Juliane Bogner-Strauß (24909428237) (cropped).jpg Juliane Bogner-Strauß acting Minister of Civil Service and Sports 22 May 2019 3 June 2019 ÖVP

Chancellery ministers[edit]

2018 Gernot Blümel (39502202725) (cropped).jpg Gernot Blümel Chancellery minister for the EU, Arts, Culture and Media 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 ÖVP
2018 Juliane Bogner-Strauß (24909428237) (cropped).jpg Juliane Bogner-Strauß Chancellery minister for Women, Families and Youth 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 ÖVP

State secretaries[edit]

2017 Staatssekretär Hubert Fuchs (39136614571) (cropped).jpg Hubert Fuchs State secretary in the Ministry of Finance 18 December 2017 22 May 2019 FPÖ
Karoline Edtstadler (cropped).jpg Karoline Edtstadler State secretary in the Ministry of the Interior 18 December 2017 3 June 2019 ÖVP

Actions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurz Set to Become Austrian Chancellor, Backed by Nationalists". Bloomberg. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Austria's Kurz Turns to Technocrat Cabinet as Populists Ousted". Bloomberg. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Kabinett Kurz verliert Misstrauensabstimmung". orf.at (in German). Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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