|Gerald Klug, 2013|
|Federal Minister of Defence and Sports|
11 March 2013
|Prime Minister||Werner Faymann|
|Preceded by||Norbert Darabos|
13 November 1968 |
|Alma mater||Karl-Franzens University|
Gerald Klug (born 13 November 1968) is an Austrian jurist and politician. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party. Since 11 March 2013 he has been serving as federal minister of defence and sports.
Early life and education
Klug was born in Graz on 13 November 1968. After graduating from technical college in Graz and vocational school he served in the Austrian army from 1987 to 1988. He received a law degree from Karl-Franzens University in 2001.
Klug is a member of the Social Democratic Party and chairman of the party in the Austrian Federal Council, Austria’s Upper House. He was first elected to the council in 2005. He was appointed federal minister of defence and sports in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Werner Faymann on 11 March 2013. He replaced Norbert Darabos in the post.
- "Curriculum Vitae of Gerald Klug, Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Gerald Klug becomes new defence minister". Austrian Independent. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Boris Groendahl (5 March 2013). "Austria’s Ruling Party Names Minister Darabos to Manage Campaign". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
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