When most leading members of the FPÖ left the party to found the new Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) in April 2005, he suddenly found himself in the position of the interim national party leader (as the most senior member of the party's steering committee). In that function, he formally expelled former party leader Jörg Haider from the FPÖ.
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|FPÖ Party Chairman (interim)
5 April – 23 April 2005
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