Günther Platter

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Günther Platter
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Governor of Tyrol
Assumed office
1 July 2008
Preceded byHerwig van Staa
Minister of the Interior
In office
11 January 2007 – 30 June 2008
ChancellorAlfred Gusenbauer
Preceded byWolfgang Schüssel (Acting)
Succeeded byWilhelm Molterer (Acting)
Minister of Defence
In office
28 February 2003 – 11 January 2007
ChancellorWolfgang Schüssel
Preceded byHerbert Scheibner
Succeeded byNorbert Darabos
Personal details
Born (1954-06-07) 7 June 1954 (age 65)
Zams, Tyrol, Austria
Political partyÖVP

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. 28 February 2003[clarification needed]


  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.