Chancellor of Austria

Austrian office

The Federal Chancellor is the head of government in Austria. His or her deputy is the Vice-Chancellor. Before 1918, the office was the same as Minister-President of Austria. The Federal Chancellor (also known more simply as the Chancellor) is the most powerful person in Austrian politics.

Chancellor of Austria
Bundeskanzler der Republik Österreich
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Sebastian Kurz

since 7 January 2020
Executive branch in Austrian Politics
Chancellery of Austria
StyleMister/Madam Chancellor
His/Her Excellency
StatusHead of Government
Member ofCabinet
European Council
National Security Council
SeatBallhausplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerPresident of Austria
Term lengthNo fixed term (usually five years)
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
PrecursorMinister-President of the Austrian Empire
  • Date created:
    1 October 1920
  • Date effective:
    10 November 1920
First holderKarl Renner
DeputyVice-Chancellor of Austria
Salary306,446 annually[1]

The Chancellor is chosen by the President of Austria.