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Spindelegger New Vice-Chancellor and Head of ÖVP

Published: April 15, 2011; 06:44 · (Vindobona)

Michael Spindelegger succeeds Josef Pröll as leader of the conservative party and Vice-Chancellor. Who will be in charge of the Minister of Finance, is still not clear.

Spindelegger New Vice-Chancellor and Head of ÖVP / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

Yesterday Josef Pröll announced to resign from all his political functions: as leader of the ÖVP, as Minister of Finance and as Vice-Chancellor. After the resignation, Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) foreclosed a reelection and emphasized to be willing to continue the coalition between the social democrats and the conservatives.

Today, the party executive committee of the ÖVP…

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