Kurz heads Austria’s right-wing coalition

Following the victory of the ÖVP in the 2017 elections, on 20 October Sebastian Kurz, the party’s leader since mid-May and foreign minister in the outgoing SPÖ-ÖVP coalition, was formally tasked with forming the next government. On 15 December the ÖVP and FPÖ announced a coalition agreement, and the new government took office on 18 December.

Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP); Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).

* = new minister           † = change to portfolio


†Sebastian KURZ                             (ÖVP)    Federal Chancellor

*Heinz-Christian STRACHE          (FPÖ)     Vice Chancellor

*Gernot BLÜMEL                           (ÖVP)    Minister in the Federal Chancellery

*Juliane BOGNER-STRAUß (f)      (ÖVP)    Families and Youth

*Heinz FAßMANN                         (ÖVP)    Education

*Beate HARTINGER (f)                  (FPÖ)     Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection; Health and Women’s Affairs

*Norbert HOFER                            (FPÖ)     Transport, Innovation and Technology

*Herbert KICKL                             (FPÖ)     Interior

*Karin KNEISSL (f)                        (FPÖ)     Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

*Elisabeth KÖSTINGER (f)            (ÖVP)    Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

*Mario KUNASEK                          (FPÖ)     Defence and Sport

*Hartwig LÖGER                           (ÖVP)    Finance

*Josef MOSER                                (ÖVP)    Justice

*Margarete SCHRAMBÖCK (f)   (ÖVP)    Science, Research and Economy

*Hubert FUCHS                             (FPÖ)     State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance

*Karoline EDTSTADLER (f)         (ÖVP)    State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior


And what about the ministerial changes in    Bangladesh,      Brazil,      Chile,      Germany        or       Mozambique?

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