Rahul Sharma

Vice Chancellor of Austria

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Appointer  President of Austria
Formation  15 March 1919
Inaugural holder  Jodok Fink
Vice-Chancellor of Austria

In Austrian politics, the Vice-Chancellor (German: Vizekanzler) is a member of the Federal Government acting as a deputy to the Federal Chancellor.

Description of the office

Art. 69(2) of the Constitution of Austria states:

The Vice-Chancellor stands in for the Federal Chancellor in his complete field of functions. If both Federal Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are hindered, the Federal President appoints a member of the government to represent the Federal Chancellor.

In practice, the Vice-Chancellor is normally the leading member of the junior party within the current coalition government, frequently the party chairman. If only one party is represented in the government, the Vice Chancellor is often the Chancellor's presumed successor.

References

Vice-Chancellor of Austria Wikipedia


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