More Women than Men - Who Forms the New Austrian Government?

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: January 7, 2020; 17:37 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian President Van der Bellen has praised the new Federal Government in the Presidency Chancellery. In addition to Federal Chancellor Kurz and Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler, the cabinet consists of 13 ministers and one state secretary. Among the 17 government members are 9 women and 8 men. Find out below who the new government members are.

Federal President Van der Bellen has sworn in the government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. / Picture: © / Carina Karlovits and Peter Lechner / HBF

For the first time in Austria's history, the female members of a federal government are in the majority: among the 17 members of the government are 9 women and 8 men.

In the run-up to the meeting, the Federal President held individual talks with all members of the government.

The first action taken by the Federal President was to remove from office with immediate effect…