Heinz Fischer
Heinz Fischer
Heinz Fischer
President of Austria
Assumed office
8 July 2004
Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel
Alfred Gusenbauer
Werner Faymann
Preceded by Thomas Klestil
President of the National Council
In office
5 November 1990 – 20 December 2002
Preceded by Rudolf Pöder
Succeeded by Andreas Khol
Personal details
Born 9 October 1938 (age 77)
Graz, Nazi Germany
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Margit Binder
Children Philip
Residence Hofburg Palace
Alma mater University of Vienna
Website Official website

Heinz Fischer, president of Austria is an Austrian legislator, born in Graz on October 9, 1938. He added to his political action in the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) and was chosen President of the Republic of Austria in 2004.

He grew up and was taught in Vienna. He considered optional instruction at the Institute of Humanities Fichtnergasse and, later, contemplated law and political sciences at the University, where gotten his doctorate in 1961.

In 1962, Heinz Fischer started working in the then-called Socialist Party of Austria (since 1991 got to be Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ) as lawful consultant to the Socialist appointees in the lower House of Parliament, contrary to the Government of the Austrian individuals’ Party, with Alfons Gorbach as Chancellor. After a year, in 1963, he was delegated Secretary of the parliamentary gathering of the Socialist Party of Austria, who gave him access to the dynamic approach.

1971 general race gave a flat out lion’s share to the Socialist Party of Austria and Heinz Fischer won his first term, of the District of Vienna. Different races where the SPÖ came back to win a flat out larger part, permitting Bruno Kreisky to restore his order as government Chancellor of Austria were held in 1975. Heinz Fischer was advanced as leader of the Socialist parliamentary gathering, and in 1979 was designated Vice President of the Socialist Party of Austria. He joined these political capacities to work inside of nature of instruction educating as Professor of political science at the University of Innsbrick.

In the 1983 decision, the Socialist Party of Austria came back to the win, yet this time by a straightforward dominant part, which prompted Bruno Kreisky to not recharge its order and give the title of Chancellor Fred Sinowatz, who Government shaped with the Liberal Party (FPÖ) to. Fred Sinowatz picked Heinz Fischer to head the Ministry of science and exploration, so it needed to repudiate his Deputy Act.


The consequences of the decisions of 1986 were the arrangement of a coalition between the Socialist Party of Austria and the Austrian individuals’ Party Government, with Franz Vranitzky at the cutting edge of this organization together with the post of Chancellor. In the creation of the Cabinet, the Ministry of science and examination, which until then was driven by Heinz Heinz Fischer, it went under the control of the well known, and in 1987, Heinz Fischer recovered his seat in the lower House of the Parliament as President of the parliamentary gathering of the SPÖ.

The recharging of the Alliance in the Government in the middle of Socialist and well known in the 1990 decisions, was the arrangement of Heinz Fischer as Chairman of the lower House of the Parliament, position he held until 2002.

The Social Democratic Party of Austria, with Viktor Klima to the front, amid the holding of decisions in 1999, won one of the most exceedingly awful results in its history, in spite of the fact that he stayed as the most voted gathering, in front of the Austrian individuals’ Party of Wolfgang Schüssel and the Liberal Party of Jörg Haider. Transactions to frame a coalition between the Socialists and the mainstream Government fizzled and, at long last, this Alliance happened between the Austrian individuals’ Party and the Liberal Party, in spite of the checked conservative belief system of the recent.

The 2002 races gave an outright dominant part to the Austrian individuals’ Party, which implied the breakdown of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party of Austria recuperated significantly. Heinz Fischer needed to go out of the Parliament in the hands of the well known Andreas Khol, despite the fact that he stayed in the council as the second President.

In 2003, Heinz Heinz Fischer added to the formation of the Austrian Convention, association made out of capable government officials where proposition were made to change the State and the Constitution.

The pivotal turning point in the political existence of Heinz Fischer came in mid 2004, when the Social Democratic Party of Austria displayed him as a possibility for President of the Republic, for decisions made arrangements for April of that same year, to supplant then President and illustrative of the Austrian individuals’ Party, Thomas Klestil. Heinz Fischer additionally needed to challenge the post with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, of the Liberal Party. The decisions finished up with 71% of cooperation, and Heinz Fischer won 52% of the vote, contrasted and 48% of Benita Ferrero-Waldner. Heinz Fischer was sworn, in July, as President of the Republic of Austria.

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