Interim chancellor Brigitte Bierlein is the first female head of government in Austria

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The Austrian president, Alexander Van der Call last Thursday, judge Brigitte Bierlein referred to as future interim chancellor. She is the first woman to be the head of the Austrian government.

The 69-year-old Bierlein should now be an interim government that put together the current affairs will observe the upcoming parliamentary elections in september would take place. “I will do my best to earn the trust of the Austrians to regain,” said Bierlein Thursday during a brief statement that they, on the side of the president, laid down for the tv cameras.

Brigitte Bierlein was until now chairman of the Constitutional Court. Her who will mainly consist of experts and high officials. So is Clement, Jablons, a former president of the supreme administrative court, named as vice-chancellor and minister of Justice. The diplomat Alexander Schallenberg would be minister of Foreign Affairs.

The next few days will be Bierlein still in talks with political parties and with Austrian civil society organisations.

The appointment of the interim chancellor after the government of conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) Monday by the parliament, the avenue was driven by a motion of distrust.

The endless government crisis in Austria was made on may 17, erupted after the publication of a video that in 2017 on the holiday island of Ibiza was created. Heinz-Christian Strache, vice-chancellor and president of the extreme-right party FPÖ, was a video prepared to be bribe by a woman who pretends to be a relative of a Russian millionaire. Strache took subsequent resignation as vice-chancellor and chairperson of his party, and Kurz announced the end of the governing coalition ÖVP-FPÖ.