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Sebastian Kurz
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Chancellor of Austria
Assumed office
7 January 2020
President Alexander Van der Bellen
Deputy Werner Kogler
Preceded by Brigitte Bierlein
In office
18 December 2017 – 28 May 2019
President Alexander Van der Bellen
Deputy Heinz-Christian Strache
Hartwig Löger
Preceded by Christian Kern
Succeeded by Brigitte Bierlein
Chairman of the People's Party
Assumed office
15 May 2017
Preceded by Reinhold Mitterlehner
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
16 December 2013 – 18 December 2017
Chancellor Werner Faymann
Christian Kern
Preceded by Michael Spindelegger
Succeeded by Karin Kneissl
Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
In office
1 January 2017 – 18 December 2017
Secretary General Lamberto Zannier
Thomas Greminger
Preceded by Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Succeeded by Karin Kneissl
Personal details
Born 27 August 1986 (1986-08-27) (age 34)
Meidling, Vienna, Austria
Political party People's Party (2009–present)
Domestic partner Susanne Thier
Parents
  • Elisabeth Kurz
  • Josef Kurz
Residence Meidling, Vienna
Education GRG 12 Erlgasse (Matura)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  Austria
Branch/service Roundel of Austria.svg Austrian Armed Forces
Years of service October 2004 – June 2005
Stationed at Maria-Theresien-Kaserne

Sebastian Kurz (born 27 August 1986) is an Austrian politician. He was the Chancellor of Austria from 18 December 2017 to 28 May 2019. He was elected to the position again on 7 January 2020. He was the world's youngest chancellor.

He was Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration from 2013 to 2017. He became Europe's youngest Foreign Minister at the age of 27. In May 2017 he became the chairman of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Following the 2017 legislative election, the ÖVP led by Kurz secured the most seats in the National Council, leaving it in a position to lead the next government.

As Chancellor he has been leading the federal government consisting of a coalition of the ÖVP and FPÖ parties since December 18, 2017. He was removed from office on 28 May 2019 by President Alexander Van der Bellen following a political scandal.


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