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Second Faymann government

28th government of Austria
Date formed16 December 2013 (2013-12-16)
Date dissolved17 May 2016 (2016-05-17)
People and organisations
Head of governmentWerner Faymann
Deputy head of governmentReinhold Mitterlehner
No. of ministers15
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
PredecessorFirst Faymann government
SuccessorKern government

The Second Faymann government was a government of Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. It took office on 16 December 2013 following the 2013 legislative election, succeeding the First Faymann government. On 17 May 2016, it was succeeded by the Kern government, following Faymann's resignation amidst the 2016 presidential election.

In the 2013 legislative election the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the Austrian People's Party lost 5 seats and 4 seats, respectively, but with a total of 99 seats they remained in majority. On 14 October 2013 the two parties began government formation talks with each other, which resulted in the Second Faymann government that was appointed by President of Austria Heinz Fischer.[1]

The government consists of 7 ministers from the Social Democratic Party of Austria, 6 ministers from the Austrian People's Party while 2 ministers are Independent. Minister for Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz is at the age of 27 the youngest person ever in Austria's history to become Federal Minister; he is also the youngest Minister for Foreign Affairs in the European Union.

On 9 May 2016, shortly after the first round of the 2016 presidential election, Chancellor Faymann declared he would step down. Vice Chancellor Mitterlehner took over as interim Chancellor.

Composition

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Federal Chancellery
Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann16 December 20139 May 2016SPÖ
 Reinhold Mitterlehner (acting)9 May 201617 May 2016ÖVP
Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger16 December 20131 September 2014ÖVP
 Reinhold Mitterlehner1 September 201417 May 2016ÖVP
Federal Minister at the Chancellery for Arts, Culture, and Media Josef Ostermayer16 December 2013IncumbentSPÖ
Secretary of State at the Chancellery for Public Administration and Civil Servants Sonja Steßl1 September 201417 May 2016SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz16 December 201317 May 2016ÖVP
Federal Ministry for Finance
Federal Minister for Finance Michael Spindelegger16 December 20131 September 2014ÖVP
 Hans Jörg Schelling1 September 201417 May 2016ÖVP
Secretary of State Sonja Steßl16 December 20131 September 2014SPÖ
 Jochen Danninger1 September 201417 May 2016ÖVP
Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Andrä Rupprechter16 December 201317 May 2016ÖVP
Federal Ministry for National Defense and Sports
Federal Minister for National Defense and Sports Gerald Klug16 December 201326 January 2016SPÖ
 Hans Peter Doskozil26 January 201617 May 2016SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Families and Youth
Federal Minister for Families and Youth Sophie Karmasin16 December 201317 May 2016Independent
Federal Ministry for Education and Women
Federal Minister for Education and Women Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek16 December 201317 May 2016SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Health
Federal Minister for Health Alois Stöger16 December 20131 September 2014SPÖ
 Sabine Oberhauser1 September 201417 May 2016SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Interior Affaris
Federal Minister for Interior Affairs Johanna Mikl-Leitner16 December 201321 April 2016ÖVP
 Wolfgang Sobotka21 April 201617 May 2016ÖVP
Federal Ministry for Justice
Federal Minister for Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter16 December 201317 May 2016Independent
Federal Ministry for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Rudolf Hundstorfer16 December 201326 January 2016SPÖ
 Alois Stöger26 January 201617 May 2016SPÖ
Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology Doris Bures16 December 20131 September 2014SPÖ
 Alois Stöger1 September 201426 January 2016SPÖ
 Gerald Klug26 January 201617 May 2016SPÖ
Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy
Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner16 December 201317 May 2016ÖVP
Secretary of State Harald Mahrer1 September 201417 May 2016ÖVP

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