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Heinz Fischer

Personal data
Date of birth9 October 1938(age 77)
Place of birthGraz, Austria
Political partySocial Democratic Party
SpouseMargit Binder
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
President of Austria
Assumed office8 July 2004
ChancellorWolfgang Schüssel
Alfred Gusenbauer
Werner Faymann
Preceded byThomas Klestil

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Heinz Fischer GColIH (-dehaɪnts ˈfɪʃɐ; born 9 October 1938) is the President of Austria. He took office on 8 July 2004 and was re-elected for a second and last term on 25 April 2010. Before he took office, Fischer was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ). He suspended his membership for the duration of the office.

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