|Minister of Finance|
21 April 2011 – 16 December 2013
|Preceded by||Josef Pröll|
|Succeeded by||Michael Spindelegger|
|Minister of the Interior|
1 July 2008 – 21 April 2011
|Preceded by||Wilhelm Molterer (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Johanna Mikl-Leitner|
|Born||1 February 1956|
|Political party||People's Party|
|Alma mater||Johannes 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.
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" (roughly translates to "Gravel Mary"; 'Mitzi' is the colloquial nickname form of Mary in Viennese dialect).
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