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Encyclopedia > Hubert Gorbach

Gorbach (left) and Chancellor Schüssel

Hubert Gorbach (born July 27, 1956) is an Austrian politician from the Freedom Party. Born in Vorarlberg, he was vice-governor (German: Landeshauptmann) of Vorarlberg until 2003.

In 2003, he succeeded Herbert Haupt as Vice-Chancellor of Austria. Gorbach is also Austrian Minister for Traffic in a coalition government headed by the People's Party.

Before starting his political career he worked as manager in the textile industry (Getzner).

He is married and loves horses.

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Office of Science & Technology: Bridges (1024 words)
Gorbach could not attend Alpbach this year due to his duties in connection with the heavy floodings that hit Western Austria, bridges was able to interview him about the Lisbon Goals, Austria's upcoming EU Presidency in 2006 and his point of view regarding "excellence" at Austrian universities.
Hubert Gorbach: "The upcoming EU presidency is a huge challenge for us, not only in its own right but particularly with FP7 and the overarching issue of the financial perspectives on the agenda.
Hubert Gorbach: "The AIAST concept is the focus of a working group which has opened the floor to all the stakeholders involved.
Austrian chancellor names new far-right deputy (456 words)
Gorbach, 47, currently minister for infrastructure in the governing right-wing coalition of Conservatives and the FPOe, will be sworn in Tuesday.
He belongs to the reforming wing of the FPOe and is seen as a compromise candidate who faces the task of keeping the peace within the party between those who differ over its role in government.
Gorbach replaces Herbert Haupt, 55, regarded as having been pushed out by Haider, even though he was a loyal lieutenant.
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