Madeleine Petrovic
Spokeswoman of the Green Party
In office
1994 – March 1996
Preceded byPeter Pilz
Succeeded byChristoph Chorherr
Personal details
Born (1956-06-25) 25 June 1956 (age 64)
Vienna, Austria
Political partyGreen Party

Madeleine Petrovic (born 25 June 1956) is an Austrian politician. From 1994 to 1996 she was federal spokesperson of the Austrian Green Party.

Her maiden name is Demand. She attended Austrian gymnasium which she finished 1974, and studied law[1] at the University of Vienna, finishing in 1978. She then studied management science[1] at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, finishing in 1982. She received an additional diploma as certified interpreter for English and French.

After working as assistant and lector at the university, she was employed by the Ministry of Social Affairs.[2]

During the first mailbomb series of Austrian terrorist Franz Fuchs, on December 5, 1993 a mailbomb targeted at her was discovered and neutralized. The same day Vienna's mayor Helmut Zilk was seriously injured by another mailbomb.[3]

Political career

From 1986 to 1987 Petrovic was politically engaged in the Döbling Greens.[1] 1987 she became federal state chairwoman of the Vienna Greens.[1] In 1990 she became Member of the National Council of Austria (Nationalrat).[1] In 1994 and 1995 she was leading candidate during the campaign to the National Council elections.[1] From 1994 to 1996 she was federal spokesperson of the Austrian Greens.[1] Until 1999 she was chairwoman of the parliamentary club of the Greens in the national council.[1] Since 2001 she has been vice-spokesperson for the Austrian Greens.[1]

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Landessprecherin LTAbg. Dr. Madeleine Petrovic" (in German). Die Grünen. Archived from the original on 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ Madeleine Petrovic in Austria-Forum (in German)
  3. ^ "Bomb Seriously Injures Mayor of Vienna". The Washington Post. 1993-12-06. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21.