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Austria

Austria is a parliamentary democracy. The President is elected directly to serve for a six-year term. The President appoints the chancellor who is the head of government. The Parliament is made up of a lower and upper house. Austria has an independent court system.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Heinz FISCHER
Chancellor Alfred GUSENBAUER
Vice Chancellor Wilhelm MOLTERER
Min. for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, & Water Management Josef PROELL
Min. for Defense Norbert DARABOS
Min. for Economic Affairs & Labor Martin BARTENSTEIN
Min. for Education, Science, & Culture Claudia SCHMIED
Min. for Finance Wilhelm MOLTERER
Federal Min. for European & International Affairs Ursula PLASSNIK
Min. for Health & Women's Issues Andrea KDOLSKY
Min. for Interior Guenther PLATTER
Min. for Justice Maria BERGER
Min. for Social Security, Generations, & Consumer Protection Erwin BUCHINGER
Min. for Transportation, Innovation, & Technology Werner FAYMANN
Min. without Portfolio Doris BURES
Min. without Portfolio Johannes HAHN
State Sec. in the Chancellery Reinhold LOPATKA
State Sec. in the Chancellery Heidrun SILHAVY
State Sec. in the Ministry for Economics & Labor Christine MAREK
State Sec. in the Ministry for Finance Chrisoph MATZNETTER
State Sec. in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Hans WINKLER
State Sec. in the Ministry for Transportation, Innovation, & Technology Christa KRANZL
Pres., Austrian National Bank Klaus LIEBSCHER
Ambassador to the US Eva NOWOTNY
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Gerhard PFANZELTER