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Werner Faymann

Werner Faymann

Werner Faymann was born in Vienna on 4 May 1960. He studied law and started his political career as chair of the Vienna branch of the socialist youth. He was a member of the Vienna provincial parliament from 1985-1994. During a part of his mandate he was also the managing director and regional chairman of the Viennese Tenant Organization. Member of the Viennese local government from 1994 - 2007, he was the responsible councilor for living, housing and urban redevelopment, president of the Apartment Fund Vienna – fund for housing and urban redevelopment – and vice-president of the Viennese promotion of economy development fund. In January 2007 Werner Faymann was nominated Federal Minister for traffic, innovation and technology and since August 2008 he has been the Chairman of the social-democratic party of Austria (SPÖ).

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