- Franz Vranitzky
name = Franz Vranitzky
nationality = Austrian
Chancellor of Austria
June 16, 1986
January 28, 1997
birth_date = birth date and age|1937|10|4|mf=y
religion = Roman Catholic
Franz Vranitzky (born
October 4 1937) is a former Austrian politician of the SPÖparty ( social democrats). He was Chancellor of Austriafrom 1986until 1997.
1976to 1984, Vranitzky was director of several banks and Minister of Financeuntil 1986.
After the president election of
Kurt Waldheim, Chancellor Fred Sinowatzresigned and proposed Franz Vranitzky to be his successor. The coalitiongovernment with the FPÖwas continued.
However, at the party rally on
September 131986, the moderate Vice Chancellor Norbert Stegerwon less than 50% of the votes and the right-wing populist Jörg Haiderwas elected as the new FPÖ chairman. The followign day, therefore, Vranitzky dissolved the government and new parliamentary elections took place.
A new government was formed on
January 21 1987by the SPÖand ÖVP( Christian democrats). Vranitzky retained the Chancellorship, while ÖVP politician Alois Mockbecame Vice Chancellor.
During the government Vranitzky III,
Austriabecame a member of the EUin 1995. In foreign policy, some discussions on Federal President Kurt Waldheim(officer during World War II) caused a sort of international isolation. Domestic policy was influenced by almost "no contacts Vranitzky-Haider", while the FPÖ got about 20% at intermediate elections.
Vranitzky resigned in January
1997and undertook OSCE tasks for Albania. His successor as Chancellor was the former Minister of Finance Viktor Klima.
NAME = Vranitzky, Franz
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SHORT DESCRIPTION = Austrian politician
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October 4 1937
PLACE OF BIRTH = Vienna, Austria
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