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Maria Fekter
Minister of Finance
In office
21 April 2011 – 16 December 2013
ChancellorWerner Faymann
Preceded byJosef Pröll
Succeeded byMichael Spindelegger
Minister of the Interior
In office
1 July 2008 – 21 April 2011
ChancellorAlfred Gusenbauer
Werner Faymann
Preceded byWilhelm Molterer (Acting)
Succeeded byJohanna Mikl-Leitner
Personal details
Born (1956-02-01) 1 February 1956 (age 64)
Attnang-Puchheim, Austria
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materJohannes Kepler University Linz

Maria Theresia Fekter is an Austrian politician (ÖVP) and was the Austrian Minister of Finance between 2011 and 2013. Before that, she was Minister of the Interior.[1][2]

On 27 June 2008, it was announced by her party that she was to be appointed as the new Interior Minister in the Gusenbauer cabinet, following Günther Platter, who became the new Governor of Tyrol. During her career as Interior Minister, she became known as a hardliner, especially when it came to immigration and asylum policies, earning her the unofficial title of an Austrian "Iron Lady".

Because her family made a fortune producing gravel Fekter is often referred to as "Schottermitzi"[3] (roughly translates to "Gravel Mary"; 'Mitzi' is the colloquial nickname form of Mary in Viennese dialect).


Other activities


  1. ^ "Austria to keep deporting long-term residents, says minister". Austrian Independent. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Arrests in Austria camp attacks". BBC. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Politiker-Spitznamen: Strickliesl, Schottermitzi & Co". Die Presse. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  4. ^ 2016 Transparency Report National Council.
  5. ^ AfDB Annual Report 2011 African Development Bank (AfDB).
Political offices
Preceded by
Günther Platter
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Preceded by
Josef Pröll
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Michael Spindelegger