Short biography

On 18 December 2017, Heinz-Christian Strache was sworn in by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen as Vice Chancellor, and on 8 January 2018 as the Federal Minister of the Civil Service and Sport.

Heinz-Christian Strache was born on 12 June 1969 in Vienna.

From 1996 to 2006 he was a Member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament and of Vienna City Council, and from 2005 to 2006 he was the chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the Vienna Provincial Parliament.

From 2006 onwards he was a Member of the National Council and the chairman of the Parliamentary Austrian Freedom Party.