|Minister of Finance|
16 June 1986 – 6 April 1995
|Prime Minister||Franz Vranitzky|
|Preceded by||Franz Vranitzky|
|Succeeded by||Andreas Staribacher|
|Born||31 December 1942|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Austria|
|Alma mater||Vienna University of Economics and Business|
Lacina is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria. He served as minister of transport and nationalized industries. On 16 June 1986 he was appointed finance minister, replacing Franz Vranitzky in the post. Franz Vranitzky led the cabinet in which Lacina was appointed. Lacina successfully reduced the federal deficit to 3.2% in 1994 following a long period of consolidation. Lacina's tenure lasted until 6 April 1995 when he resigned from office. Andreas Staribacher succeeded him in the post.
Following the retirement from politics Lacina was named the general director of the GiroCredit Bank. He was also a member of Bank Medici's supervisory board. Lacina is the president of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.
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