Martin Bartenstein in 2009
|Minister of Economy and Labor|
11 January 2007 – 2008
|Prime Minister||Alfred Gusenbauer|
|Minister of Environment, Youth, and Family Affairs|
|Prime Minister||Franz Vranitzky |
|Born||3 June 1953|
|Political party||Austrian People's Party|
|Alma mater||University of Graz|
Early life and education
In 1991 Bartenstein became a member of the Austrian parliament for the Austrian People's Party. He served as the minister of environment and public economy from May 1995 to 1996. He was minister of environment, youth, and family affairs from 1996 to 2000. In this post he served first in the cabinet of Franz Vranitzky and then in the cabinet of Viktor Klima.
Then he was named minister of economy and labor in 2000. He retained his post in the coalition cabinet formed by Prime Minister Wolfgang Schussel in March 2003. On 11 January 2007 he became again minister of economy and labor in the coalition cabinet led by Prime Minister Alfred Gusenbauer. In 2012, Bartenstein was made the traffic affairs spokesman of the Austrian People's Party.
Bartenstein married Ilse Bartenstein in 1983 and they have five children, a daughter and four sons.
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