Austria: Heads of State: 1945-2016

Politischer Kabinettsrat der Provisorischen Staatsregierung [1]
13 Dec 1945 - 20 Dec 1945 membership
Bundespräsident
20 Dec 1945 - 31 Dec 1950 Karl Renner (x)
31 Dec 1950 - 21 Jun 1951 office vacant: Bundeskanzler: Leopold Figl [2]
21 Jun 1951 - 4 Jan 1957 Theodor Körner
4 Jan 1957 - 22 May 1957 office vacant: Bundeskanzler: Julius Raab [2]
22 May 1957 - 28 Feb 1965 Adolf Schärf
28 Feb 1965 - 9 Jun 1965 office vacant: Bundeskanzler: Josef Klaus [2]
9 Jun 1965 - 24 Apr 1974 Franz Jonas
24 Apr 1974 - 8 Jul 1974 office vacant: Bundeskanzler: Bruno Kreisky [2]
8 Jul 1974 - 8 Jul 1986 Rudolf Kirchschläger
8 Jul 1986 - 8 Jul 1992 Kurt Waldheim
8 Jul 1992 - 6 Jul 2004 Thomas Klestil
Kollegium [3]  
6 Jul 2004 - 8 Jul 2004 Andreas Khol (chairman ex-officio)
6 Jul 2004 - 8 Jul 2004 Barbara Prammer, geb. Thaller
6 Jul 2004 - 8 Jul 2004 Thomas Prinzhorn
Bundespräsident
8 Jul 2004 - 8 Jul 2016 Heinz Fischer
Kollegium
8 Jul 2016 - Doris Bures (chairperson ex-officio)
8 Jul 2016 - Karlheinz Kopf
8 Jul 2016 - Norbert Hofer

[1] From 1 May 1945 to 13 Dec 1945 exercised some functions of the Head of State.
[2] The functions of the Bundespräsident in case of vacancy in the office are provisionally exercised by the Bundeskanzler according to a Constitutional provision (in effect until 2 Jun 1977).
[3] In accordance with Art. 64 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Austria (Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz), the functions of the Bundespräsident in case of vacancy in the office are provisionally exercised by the Kollegium (in full: Das mit der Ausübung der Funktion des Bundespräsidenten betraute Kollegium), consisting of three presidents of the Nationalrat. The office of Bundespräsident remained vacant in the period between the death of Thomas Klestil (6 Jul 2004) and the day (8 Jul 2004) when Heinz Fischer took the oath of office as a new Bundespräsident. In accordance with Article 57, the Kollegium was set up and included Andreas Khol (Präsident des Nationalrates, President of the Nationalrat from 20 Dec 2002), Barbara Prammer (Zweite Präsidentin des Nationalrates, Second President of the Nationalrat from 16 Jun 2004), and Thomas Prinzhorn (Dritter Präsident des Nationalrates, Third President of the Nationalrat from 20 Dec 2002). The chairmanship of the Kollegium and its public representation devolved on Andreas Khol as the President of the Nationalrat.
Last updated on: 16 Jul 2016 03:32:16