Transitional government of Austrian interim-chancellor Brigitte Bierlein complete

Transitional government of Austrian interim-chancellor Brigitte Bierlein complete

In Austria, the government of interim-chancellor Brigitte Bierlein is complete. This is reported by the Austrian news agency APA on Sunday. It is a team of technocrats who have less members than that under ex-chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). The official appointment of the new government by president Alexander Van der Call is scheduled for Monday 11 am.

Of of the Call indicated Bierlein Thursday as interim chancellor, after the government of the conservative Kurz Monday by the parliament, the avenue was driven by a motion of distrust. The 69-year-old Bierlein was until now chairman of the Constitutional Court and will be the first woman to the head of the Austrian government.

Her minister of the Interior according to APA Wolfgang Peschorn, until now chairman of the Finanzprokuratur, a body within the ministry of Finance that the government in all aspects legal represents. The portfolio of Social Affairs is in the hands of a high official of the supporting ministry, Brigitte Zarfl, as is also the case for Economy – Elisabeth Udolf-Strobl -, Education – Iris Eliisa Rauskala -, Traffic – Andreas Reichhardt, Agricultural, Maria Patek and Finance, of which Eduard Müller minister. That last one also takes the Civil service and Sports. Ines Stilling – since 2012 started work at the chancellery – minister of Women, major general Thomas Starlinger is given the post of Defence.

Earlier became known that Clement, Jablons, the former president of the supreme administrative court, appointed as vice-chancellor and minister of Justice, and that the diplomat Alexander Schallenberg minister of Foreign and European Affairs.

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.

In september there will be new elections.