The government of Alfred Gusenbauer was sworn in on 11 January 2007[1] and left office on 2 December 2008.

Cabinet members

The cabinet was a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the People's Party.[2] Each party had seven members in the cabinet.[1]

Function Office holder Party Secretary of State
Chancellor and Minister for Sports Alfred Gusenbauer SPÖ Chancellor's Office : Heidrun Silhavy (SPÖ)(11. January 2007 - 30. June 2008)
Andreas Schieder (SPÖ) since 1 July 2008
Sport: Reinhard Lopatka (ÖVP)
Vice Chancellor and Minister for Finance Wilhelm Molterer ÖVP Finance: Christoph Matznetter (SPÖ)
Minister for European and International Affairs Ursula Plassnik ÖVP Europe/EU: Hans Winkler (no party affiliation, though designated by ÖVP)
Minister for Education, Art and Culture Claudia Schmied SPÖ
Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology Werner Faymann SPÖ Infrastructure: Christa Kranzl (SPÖ)
Minister of the Interior Günther Platter (11. January 2007 - 30. June 2008)
Maria Fekter since 1 July 2008
Minister for Women, Media and Public Service Doris Bures (11 January 2007 - 30 June 2008)
Heidrun Silhavy 1 July 2008 - 2 December 2008
Minister for Health, Family and Youth Andrea Kdolsky ÖVP
Minister of Justice Maria Berger SPÖ
Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment
and Water Management
Josef Pröll ÖVP
Minister for Defense Norbert Darabos SPÖ
Minister for Social Issues and Consumer Protection Erwin Buchinger SPÖ
Minister of Economics and Labour Martin Bartenstein ÖVP Labour: Christine Marek (ÖVP)
Minister of Science and Research Johannes Hahn ÖVP


  1. ^ a b "Who's who in the Gusenbauer cabinet". Wikileaks. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ Günter Bischof; Fritz Plasser (January 2008). The Changing Austrian Voter. Transaction Publishers. p. 340. ISBN 978-1-4128-1932-9.