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Maria Fekter
Austrian politician

Maria Fekter

Maria Fekter
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Intro Austrian politician
A.K.A. Maria Theresia Fekter
Is Politician
From Austria
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 1 February 1956, Attnang-Puchheim, Vöcklabruck District, Upper Austria, Austria
Age 66 years
Politics Austrian People's Party
Maria Fekter
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Biography

Maria Theresia Fekter is an Austrian politician (ÖVP) and was the Austrian Minister of Finance between 2011 and 2013. Before that, she was Minister of the Interior.

On 27 June 2008, it was announced by her party that she was to be appointed as the new Interior Minister in the Gusenbauer cabinet, following Günther Platter, who became the new Governor of Tyrol. During her career as Interior Minister, she became known as a hardliner, especially when it came to immigration and asylum policies, earning her the unofficial title of an Austrian "Iron Lady".

Because her family made a fortune producing gravel Fekter is often referred to as "Schottermitzi" (roughly translates to "Gravel Mary"; 'Mitzi' is the colloquial nickname form of Mary in Viennese dialect).

Career

  • Doctor of Law, Johannes Kepler University Linz (1979)
  • Magistra rerum socialium oeconomicarumque, Johannes Kepler University Linz (1982)
  • Engagement in her parents' gravel pit and carrying business (1982—), managing partner (1986—)
  • Municipal councillor in Attnang-Puchheim (1986–1990)
  • Member of the executive committee (Präsidium) of the Österreichischer Wirtschaftsbund (entrepreneurs' organization of the Austrian People's Party) (1990–2002)
  • State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (1990–1994)
  • Member of the National Council (Parliament) (1994–2007)
  • Ombudsman (Volksanwältin) (2007–2008)
  • Federal Minister of the Interior (2008-2011)
  • Federal Minister of Finance (2011—2013)

Other activities

  • Salzburg Festival, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2013)
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