Karlheinz Kopf

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Karlheinz Kopf
Karlheinz Kopf 2014.jpg
Second President of the National Council
In office
29 October 2013 – 8 November 2017
Preceded by Fritz Neugebauer
Succeeded by Doris Bures
Personal details
Born (1957-06-27) 27 June 1957 (age 61)
Hohenems, Austria
Political party People's Party
Website Parliament website

Karlheinz Kopf (born 27 June 1957 in Hohenems, Voralberg) is an Austrian politician of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP).

From 2013 to 2017, he was Second President of the National Council. On 8 July 2016, when Austrian president Heinz Fischer left office, the position of Acting President fell jointly to the three presidents of the National Council – Kopf, Norbert Hofer (Freedom Party), and Doris Bures (Social Democratic Party).[1] Alexander Van der Bellen was elected President on 4 December 2016, receiving support from 53.3% of voters and defeating Hofer.[2][3] Hofer, Kopf, and Bures served as joint acting president until Van der Bellen was sworn into office,[1] which took place on 26 January 2017.[4]


  1. ^ a b Tasch, Barbara (1 July 2016). "An Austrian court just overturned the presidential election narrowly lost by a far-right candidate". International Business Times. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll". BBC Online. 4 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ Oltermann, Philip (5 December 2016). "Austria rejects far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in presidential election". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  4. ^ Renon, Danielle (4 December 2016). "Autriche. Van der Bellen président: un soulagement face au populisme". Courrier International (in French). Retrieved 5 December 2016.
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