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The Austrian Federal Government – The Cabinet's Responsibilities

The Austrian Federal Government © BKA/Andreas Wenzel
The Austrian Federal Government was sworn in on 18 December 2018.

The Cabinet is entrusted with the highest administrative duties of the Republic of Austria.

The Cabinet is composed of the Federal Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, and the other Federal Ministers.

As a collegiate branch of government it executes only those duties which have been expressly entrusted to it by law (or upon decree by the Federal President). All other governmental duties reside with the ministers of the responsible ministry.

The Cabinet’s most important constitutional responsibility is its function to pass bills. The Cabinet passes resolutions unanimously. There is no majority decision making.

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