Brigitte Bierlein to Become Austria's First Female Chancellor

PeopleOther ♦ Published: May 30, 2019; 14:59 ♦ Updated: May 30; 18:23 ♦ (Vindobona)

The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Austria is to be appointed interim Federal Chancellor in a few days. Clemens Jabloner becomes Vice-Chancellor and Justice Minister. Alexander Schallenberg becomes Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs.

Dr. Bierlein: "For you it is now surprising. For me too! "I promise that I will do everything in my power to do my part in the best possible way! / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / VfGH / Achim Bieniek [CC BY-SA 3.0]

In a live declaration, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed Brigitte Bierlein as interim Chancellor with the formation of a federal government.

"We have broken new ground with a map in the form of the Austrian constitution." It follows from this that the guardian of the constitution also takes over the wanted position.

"I got to know Mrs Bierlein as a…