Gerald Klug

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Gerald Klug
Gerald Klug January 2014.jpg
Gerald Klug, 2014
Federal Minister of Defence and Sports
Assumed office
11 March 2013
Prime Minister Werner Faymann
Preceded by Norbert Darabos
Personal details
Born (1968-11-13) 13 November 1968 (age 46)
Nationality Austrian
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater Karl-Franzens University
Profession Jurist
With President Fischer and Minister Oster­mayer at the Opening of the Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice, Ballhausplatz 2014

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[edit]

Klug was born in Graz on 13 November 1968.[1] After graduating from technical college in Graz and vocational school he served in the Austrian army from 1987 to 1988.[2] He received a law degree from Karl-Franzens University in 2001.[1]


Klug is a member of the Social Democratic Party and chairman of the party in the Austrian Federal Council, Austria’s Upper House.[2][3] He was first elected to the council in 2005.[2] 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae of Gerald Klug, Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gerald Klug becomes new defence minister". Austrian Independent. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Boris Groendahl (5 March 2013). "Austria’s Ruling Party Names Minister Darabos to Manage Campaign". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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