List of Presidents of the National Council of Austria

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The President of the National Council is the presiding officer (speaker) of the National Council, the first chamber of the Austrian Parliament. The Second President is Karlheinz Kopf (ÖVP), following the death of Barbara Prammer (SPÖ). Norbert Hofer (FPÖ) is the Third President.

List of presidents[edit]

Presidents of the Provisional National Assembly of German-Austria:

Name Entered office Left office Party
Karl Seitz October 21, 1918 February 16, 1919 SDAP
Jodok Fink October 21, 1918 October 30, 1918 CS
Johann Nepomuk Hauser October 30, 1918 February 16, 1919 CS
Franz Dinghofer October 21, 1918 February 16, 1919 GDVP

Presidents of the National Council in the First Austrian Republic:

Name Entered office Left office Party
Karl Seitz[1] March 5, 1919 November 9, 1920 SDAP
Richard Weiskirchner November 10, 1920 November 20, 1923 CS
Wilhelm Miklas November 20, 1923 December 6, 1928 CS
Alfred Gürtler December 13, 1928 December 4, 1930 CS
Matthias Eldersch December 4, 1930 April 20, 1931 SDAP
Karl Renner April 29, 1931 March 4, 1933 SDAP

1 President of the Constitutional Assembly

Presidents of the National Council in the Second Republic:

Name Entered Office Left Office Party
Leopold Kunschak December 19, 1945 March 13, 1953 ÖVP
Felix Hurdes March 18, 1953 June 9, 1959 ÖVP
Leopold Figl June 9, 1959 February 5, 1962 ÖVP
Alfred Maleta February 14, 1962 March 31, 1970 ÖVP
Karl Waldbrunner March 31, 1970 November 4, 1971 SPÖ
Anton Benya November 4, 1971 December 17, 1986 SPÖ
Leopold Gratz December 17, 1986 February 23, 1989 SPÖ
Rudolf Pöder February 28, 1989 November 5, 1990 SPÖ
Heinz Fischer November 5, 1990 December 20, 2002 SPÖ
Andreas Khol December 20, 2002 October 30, 2006 ÖVP
Barbara Prammer[1] October 30, 2006 August 2, 2014 SPÖ
Doris Bures September 2, 2014 present SPÖ

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Following the death of Barbara Prammer the Second President of the National Council, Karlheinz Kopf (ÖVP), was Acting President

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