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President of Austria
|Federal President of Austria|
|Residence||Hofburg Imperial Palace|
terms may be consecutive)
5 March 1919|
20 December 1945
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.