Chancellor of Austria

Austrian office

The Federal Chancellor is the head of government and chief executive of Austria. His or her deputy is the Vice-Chancellor. Before 1918, the office was the same as Minister-President of Austria. The Federal Chancellor is the de facto highest office in the state government.

Chancellor of Austria
Bundeskanzler der Republik Österreich
Karl Nehammer

since 6 December 2021
Executive Branch of Government
Chancellery of Austria
StyleMr. Chancellor
His Excellency
TypeHead of government
StatusSupreme executive organ
Member ofCabinet
European Council
National Security Council
SeatBallhausplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerPresident of Austria
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
PrecursorMinister-President of the Austrian Empire
Inaugural holderKarl Renner
  • Date created:
    1 October 1920
  • Date effective:
    10 November 1920
DeputyVice Chancellor of Austria
Salary306,446 per annum[1]

The Chancellor is chosen by the President of Austria. The current Chancellor is Karl Nehammer since 2021.

References change

  1. "Politikergehälter: Was der österreichische Bundeskanzler verdient!". (in German). Retrieved 1 June 2019.