Meet Vienna's New Mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 3, 2018; 15:24 ♦ (Vindobona)

Michael Ludwig is a Viennese politician, member of the SPÖ, and since a battle vote in January 2018 against Andreas Schieder the designated mayor respectively state governor of Vienna and the state party chairman of the SPÖ Vienna. On 24 May 2018 he will take up his new position as successor to Michael Häupl.

Ludwig's life motto: "People are getting closer through conversation." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / BambooBeast [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Michael Ludwig was born in Vienna on April 3, 1961.

He attended the Commercial College (Handelsakademie) and graduated in 1980.

After military service from 1981-1982, he studied political science and history at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate in 1992.

After working as a course and project manager in adult education, he was an…