Norbert Steger
Born (1944-03-06) 6 March 1944 (age 77)
CitizenshipAustrian
Known forPolitician
TitleFPÖ Party Chairman
Term1980–1986
PredecessorAlexander Götz
SuccessorJörg Haider
Political partyFreedom Party of Austria

Norbert Steger (born 6 March 1944) is an Austrian lawyer and former politician for the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).[1] He was the FPÖ party leader from 1980 to 1986, and Vice Chancellor and Minister of Commerce of Austria from 1983 to 1987.[1]

Under his leadership of the FPÖ, the party adopted a more liberal program and a less confrontational discourse.[2] He sought to turn the party to become something of an Austrian version of the German Free Democratic Party, focusing on free market and anti-statist policies.[2] His daughter is the National Council member Petra Steger.

References

  1. ^ a b c "FPÖ-Bundesparteiobmann (1980–1986)". Wien-Konkret (in German). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Bischof, Günter; Plasser, Fritz (2008). The changing Austrian voter. Transaction Publishers. pp. 105–106. ISBN 978-1-4128-0751-7. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Sinowatz
Vice Chancellor of Austria
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Alois Mock
Party political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Götz
FPÖ Party Chairman
1980–1986
Succeeded by
Jörg Haider