Hubert Gorbach

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Gorbach (left) and Chancellor Schüssel

Hubert Gorbach (born 27 July 1956 in Frastanz)[citation needed] is an Austrian politician and a member of the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ). Until April 2005, he was a leading member in the Freedom Party. Born in Vorarlberg, he was vice-governor (German: Landeshauptmannstellvertreter) of Vorarlberg until 2003.

In 2003, he succeeded Herbert Haupt as Vice-Chancellor of Austria. From February 2003 until June 2004, Gorbach was Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology in Austria in a coalition government headed by the People's Party.

Before starting his political career, he was a manager in the textile industry (Getzner).

He is married and is interested in horses.

He has praised Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus, stating its elections are "up to West European standards".[1]

In October 2011, Hubert Gorbach lost his driving licence because of driving under the influence.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Focus on ex-Western leaders working for despots". The Times Union. 2011-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Gorbachs Fuehrerscheinprobleme". Profil. 2011-10-22. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Haupt
Vice Chancellor of Austria
2003– 2007
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Molterer