Maria Fekter is the New Finance Minister

People ♦ Published: April 16, 2011; 15:45 ♦ (Vindobona)

As part of the changes in the ÖVP government team, Minister for Internal Affairs Maria Fekter changes over to the more prestigious Ministry of Finance

Maria Fekter is the New Finance Minister / Picture: © ÖVP Bundespartei / Jacob Glaser

The cabinet reshuffle is underway after the unexpected departure of Josef Pröll as Chairman of the ÖVP, Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance. Yesterday it was announced that Minister for External Affairs Michael Spindelegger will take on the functions of Vice-Chancellor and ÖVP Chairman. As part of his appointment, Spindelegger was granted personal powers to rebuild the government…