Werner Faymann Politician

Werner faymann

Werner Faymann (German pronunciation: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈfaɪman]; born 4 May 1960) is Chancellor of Austria and chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria SPÖ (see Faymann cabinet). Born in Vienna, Austria, he studied law at the University of Vienna for two years but did not graduate. From 1985 to 1988 Faymann was a consultant at the Zentralsparkasse Bank (now Bank Austria), which he left to become director and provincial chairman of the Viennese Tenants' counselling. He was also provincial chairman of Socialist Youth Vienna (Sozialistische Jugend Wien) from 1985 until 1994, when he became a member of the Viennese state parliament and municipal council; where he held various positions concerning housing construction and urban renewal. Faymann was Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology in the Cabinet of Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer. On 16 June 2008 Faymann succeeded Gusenbauer as chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) and led the party in the snap legislative elections, held on 28 September 2008.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 4th, 1960
Places lived
pop. 1,731,236 (2012)




1. University of Vienna Colleges/University

The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world after Charles University in Prague which was founded in 1348. It is the largest university in Austria and one of the largest in Europe.

Type Public university
Institution colors
March 12th, 1365
Universitätsring 1, 1010 - Vienna, Vienna
Local tuition
2013. 727 €
Official web page www.univie.ac.at
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Political engagements

Social Democratic Party of Austria

Geographic scope



Social democracy

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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.

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Goverment positions 1

Chancellor of Austria




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The Federal Chancellor is the head of government of Austria. In his capacity as chairman of the Austrian Federal Government, the chancellor represents the supreme federal authority of the executive branch. Though formally an equal member of the cabinet, the Chancellor is considered to be the most powerful position in Austrian politics, and as such is the nation's de facto chief executive. His official seat is in the Federal Chancellery. The current Chancellor is Werner Faymann, who was appointed upon the 2008 legislative election. His deputy is Reinhold Mitterlehner acting as Vice-Chancellor of Austria.


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