Austria: Heads of State: 1945-2017

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
Präsidium des Nationalrates (ex officio) [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
Präsidium des Nationalrates (ex officio) [3]
8 Jul 2016 - 26 Jan 2017 Doris Bures (chairperson ex-officio)
8 Jul 2016 - 26 Jan 2017 Karlheinz Kopf
8 Jul 2016 - 26 Jan 2017 Norbert Hofer
Bundespräsident
26 Jan 2017 - Alexander Van der Bellen

[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 Presidium of the Nationalrat acting as a Kollegium .
Last updated on: 18 Feb 2017 01:53:31