Kern government

29th government of Austria
Kern with outgoing President Heinz Fischer and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner at the swearing-in ceremony of his new cabinet members
Date formed18 May 2016 (2016-05-18)
Date dissolved18 December 2017 (2017-12-18)
People and organisations
Head of governmentChristian Kern
Deputy head of governmentReinhold Mitterlehner
No. of ministers12
Member partiesSocial Democratic Party of Austria
Austrian People's Party
Status in legislatureGrand coalition
Opposition partyFreedom Party of Austria
Opposition leaderHeinz-Christian Strache
History
Election(s)2013 election
PredecessorSecond Faymann cabinet
SuccessorKurz government

The Kern government was the Government of Austria, in office from 18 May 2016 to 18 December 2017. It succeeded the Second Faymann government, following the resignation of Chancellor Werner Faymann amidst the 2016 presidential election, and was succeeded by the Kurz government following the 2017 federal election. The cabinet was appointed by outgoing President Heinz Fischer.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Federal Chancellery
Federal Chancellor Christian Kern17 May 201618 December 2017SPÖ
State secretary in the Federal Chancellery Muna Duzdar18 May 201618 December 2017SPÖ
Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner1 September 201417 May 2017ÖVP
Vice-Chancellor Wolfgang Brandstetter17 May 201718 December 2017Independent
Federal Minister at the Chancellery for Arts and Culture, Constitutional Affairs, and Media Thomas Drozda18 May 201618 December 2017SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz16 December 201318 December 2017ÖVP
Ministry for Finance
Minister of Finance [de] Hans Jörg Schelling1 September 201418 December 2017ÖVP
Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Andrä Rupprechter [de]16 December 201318 December 2017ÖVP
Federal Ministry for National Defence and Sport
Federal Minister for National Defense and Sports Hans Peter Doskozil26 January 201618 December 2017SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Families and Youth
Federal Minister for Families and Youth Sophie Karmasin [de]16 December 201318 December 2017Independent
Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs
Minister of Education and Women's Affairs Sonja Hammerschmid18 May 201618 December 2017Independent
Federal Ministry for Health
Federal Minister for Health and Women Sabine Oberhauser16 December 201323 February 2017SPÖ
Federal Minister for Health and Women Pamela Rendi-Wagner8 March 201718 December 2017SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Interior Affairs
Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Wolfgang Sobotka21 April 201618 December 2017ÖVP
Ministry of Justice
Federal Minister for Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter16 December 201318 December 2017Independent
Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Alois Stöger26 January 201618 December 2017SPÖ
Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology Jörg Leichtfried18 May 201618 December 2017SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy
Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner16 December 201317 May 2017ÖVP
Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy Harald Mahrer [de]17 May 201718 December 2017ÖVP
State secretary in the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy Harald Mahrer [de]1 September 201417 May 2017ÖVP

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