Josef Pröll

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Josef Pröll
Josef Proell.jpg
Vice Chancellor of Austria
In office
2 December 2008 – 21 April 2011
President Heinz Fischer
Chancellor Werner Faymann
Preceded by Wilhelm Molterer
Succeeded by Michael Spindelegger
Finance Minister of Austria
In office
2 December 2008 – 21 April 2011
Chancellor Werner Faymann
Preceded by Wilhelm Molterer
Succeeded by Maria Fekter
Agriculture Minister of Austria
In office
28 February 2003 – 2 December 2008
Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel
Alfred Gusenbauer
Preceded by Wilhelm Molterer
Succeeded by Nikolaus Berlakovich
Chairman of Austrian People's Party (Österreichische Volkspartei - ÖVP)
In office
28 November 2008 – 13 April 2011
Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer
Werner Faymann
Preceded by Wilhelm Molterer
Succeeded by Michael Spindelegger
Personal details
Born (1968-09-14) 14 September 1968 (age 46)
Stockerau, Austria
Political party Austrian People's Party
Religion Roman Catholic
Josef Pröll and Minister President of Bavaria Horst Seehofer at the 2008 EPP summit

Josef Pröll (born 14 September 1968 in Stockerau, Austria) is a former Austrian politician and was the chairman of the Austrian People's Party from 2008 until 2011. He served as Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance.


Previously, he served as the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, and Water Management. He was also in charge of rethinking the party's positions and developing a more liberal socio-economic stance. On 28 November 2008 he was elected as new federal party chairman by 89.6% of delegates at a party conference in Wels.

After two thromboses he suffered a pulmonary embolism in March 2011. A few weeks later on 13 April he resigned from all political functions. His successor will be the current Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.[1]

He is the nephew of Erwin Pröll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ orf.at: Pröll legt alle Ämter nieder
Political offices
Preceded by
Wilhelm Molterer
Agriculture Minister of Austria
2003 – 2008
Succeeded by
Nikolaus Berlakovich
Preceded by
Wilhelm Molterer
Vice Chancellor of Austria
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Michael Spindelegger
Preceded by
Wilhelm Molterer
Finance Minister of Austria
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Maria Fekter
Party political offices
Preceded by
Wilhelm Molterer
ÖVP Party Chairman
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Michael Spindelegger