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Health minister dies

Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser has died after a long battle with abdominal cancer; she was just 53 years old. Minister of Social Affairs Alois Stöger has been acting in […]

Alexander Van der Bellen is Austria’s new President

The pro-European Independent/Green candidate in the presidential election second round runoff held yesterday has won, beating off a right wing Eurosceptic candidate. Alexander Van der Bellen, standing as an Independent […]

Presidential Second Round Runoff today

Austria is to hold its second round runoff for a new president in a process which started on 24th April this year. The first second round runoff took place on […]

Presidential election annulled

The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that the 22nd May second round runoff of the country’s presidential election was annulled. The decision was reached after it was found that there […]

Cabinet of Austria

Christian Kern Federal Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy Wolfgang Brandstetter Minister of Justice Hans Peter Doskozil Federal Minister for Defence and Sports Sonja […]

Alexander Van der Bellen is the new Austrian President

Alexander Van der Bellen of the left-wing The Greens – The Green Alternative has won the second round runoff of the Austrian presidential election. The majority was a very small […]

Hofer v Van Der Bellen in Presidential second round today

There are 6,382,507 eligible voters entitled to vote in today’s presidential second round runoff. It remains to be seen ow many will vote after a presidential debate which was described […]

Austrian Chancellor resigns

Austria’s Chancellor, Werner Faymann, has resigned. The decision was taken as pressure increased on the Chancellor over his handling of the migrant crisis and his Social Democratic Party (SPÖ)’s disastrous […]

Far right candidate leads in Presidential vote

Preliminary results of Austria’s presidential election point to Norbert Hofer of the Right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) and Alexander Van der Bellen of the Centre-left The Greens – The […]

Austrians vote for a new President

There are six candidates standing in today’s presidential election with a second round runoff date of 22nd May if needed which it looks as though it might. There are 6,380,605 […]

Wolfgang Sobotka to become new Interior Minister

Following a meeting of the centre-right Austrian People’s Party (OVP) an announcement was made yesterday that Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner would be standing down to become the Deputy Governor of […]

Presidential 2016 (Second round)

The election took place in two rounds, on 24 April and 22 May 2016. However the results of the second round were subsequently overturned due to irregularities and a fresh […]

Austrian People’s Party lose absolute majority in Vorarlberg

The Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) which rules nationally with the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) lost its absolute majority in the western state of Vorarlberg yesterday. In the state […]

Vorarlberg state election could see ÖVP lose majority

The western most state of Austria, Vorarlberg, is holding its Landtage election today. Currently the centre-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) hold 20 of the 36 seats in the parliament. They […]

Hans Jörg Schelling is new FinMin

Hans Jörg Schelling has been nominated by the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) to be the country’s new Minister of Finance. He will replace Michael Spindelegger who resigned last week over […]

Austrian FinMin resigns

Michael Spindelegger, Austria’s Minister of Finance and the country’s Vice-Chancellor has resigned his ministerial positions as well as leadership of his party the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). Spindelegger is understood […]