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Federal President of Austria
Flag of Austria (state).svg
Fischer-1.jpg
Incumbent
Heinz Fischer

since 6 July 2004
Residence Hofburg Imperial Palace
Term length Six years
(renewable once;
terms may be consecutive)
Inaugural holder Karl Seitz
Karl Renner
Formation 5 March 1919
20 December 1945
Website www.hofburg.at

The President of Austria is the federal head of state of Austria. Even though the constitution says the President has a lot of power, in practice the President is mostly a figurehead. The President of Austria is elected once in every six years. His or her offices are in the Leopoldine Wing of the Hofburg Imperial Palace, in Vienna.

Many former Presidents have had a lot of popularity while in office. No incumbent has ever lost a bid for re-election. Since 2004 the President has been Heinz Fischer.

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