Günther Platter

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Günther Platter
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Governor of Tyrol
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 2008
Preceded by Herwig van Staa
Personal details
Born (1954-06-07) June 7, 1954 (age 60)
Zams, Tyrol
Political party ÖVP
Profession police officer

Günther Platter is an Austrian politician (ÖVP) and is the current Governor of Tyrol after his predecessor Herwig van Staa lost more almost 10% of the votes in the regional elections. Before becoming Governor, Platter served as Interior Minister[1] and as Minister of Defence[2] in the cabinets of Gusenbauer and Schüssel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bischof, Gunther & Fritz Plasser, eds. The Changing Austrian Voter. Contemporary Austrian Studies, vol. 16. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2008. 334.
  2. ^ Bischof, Gunther & Anton Pelinka, eds. The Americaization/Westernization of Austria. Contemporary Austrian Studies, vol. 12. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2004. 312.
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Scheibner
Defense Minister of Austria
2003 – 2007
Succeeded by
Norbert Darabos
Preceded by
Liese Prokop
Interior Minister of Austria
2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Maria Fekter
Preceded by
Herwig van Staa
Governor of Tyrol
2008 – present
Incumbent