|Governor of Tyrol|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2008
|Preceded by||Herwig van Staa|
|Minister of the Interior|
11 January 2007 – 30 Juni 2008
|Preceded by||Wolfgang Schüssel (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Wilhelm Molterer (Acting)|
|Minister of Defence|
28 February 2003 – 11 January 2007
|Preceded by||Herbert Scheibner|
|Succeeded by||Norbert Darabos|
|Born||7 June 1954|
Günther Platter is an Austrian politician (ÖVP) and is the current Governor of Tyrol after his predecessor Herwig van Staa lost more almost 10% of the votes in the regional elections. Before becoming governor, Platter served as Interior Minister and as Minister of Defence in the cabinets of Gusenbauer and Schüssel. 28 February 2003[clarification needed]
- Bischof, Gunther & Fritz Plasser, eds. The Changing Austrian Voter. Contemporary Austrian Studies, vol. 16. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2008. 334.
- Bischof, Gunther & Anton Pelinka, eds. The Americaization/Westernization of Austria. Contemporary Austrian Studies, vol. 12. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2004. 312.