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Chancellor of Austria
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Sebastian Kurz

since 7 January 2020
Executive branch in Austrian Politics
Chancellery of Austria
StyleMister/Madam Chancellor
His/Her Excellency
Member ofCabinet
European Council
National Security Council
SeatBallhausplatz, Innere Stadt, Vienna
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerPresident of Austria
Term lengthNo fixed term (usually five years)
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Austria
PrecursorMinister-President of the Austrian Empire
  • Date created:
    1 October 1920
  • Date effective:
    10 November 1920
First holderKarl Renner
DeputyVice-Chancellor of Austria
Salary306,446 annually[1]

The Federal Chancellor is the head of government and chief executive of Austria. His or her deputy is the Vice-Chancellor. Before 1918, the office was the same as Minister-President of Austria. The Federal Chancellor is the de facto highest office in the state government.

The Chancellor is chosen by the President of Austria.