Vera Lischka Swimmer
Vera Lischka (born 1 May 1977 in Linz, Oberösterreich) is a former breaststroke swimmer from Austria, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. At the European SC Championships 1996, she won the European title in the 50m Breaststroke. Lischka won thirteen Austrian titles, and was trained by Rolf Gläser. After her swimming career she studied journalism. Since 27 October 2003, she is in the Landtag of Oberösterreich for the SPÖ.
Social Democratic Party of Austria
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The Social Democratic Party of Austria is a social-democratic political party in Austria. The oldest political party in Austria, SPÖ is a member of the Socialist International, Progressive Alliance and Party of European Socialists. Before adopting the current title in 1991, the SPÖ was named Social Democratic Workers' Party of Austria from 1888 to 1945 and, later, Socialist Party of Austria until 1991. Along with the conservative Austrian People's Party, the SPÖ is one of the two major political parties in Austria, and has ties to the Austrian Trade Union Federation and the Austrian Chamber of Labour. The party currently governs the country as the larger partner in a coalition with the ÖVP, with SPÖ leader Werner Faymann serving as Chancellor.