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Muna Duzdar

Muna Duzdar

Sector : Government Officials , Officials

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Austria
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1978
  • Age : 42
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Muna Duzdar (born 22 August 1978) is an Austrian politician. She was a State secretary in the Austrian Federal Chancellery from 2016 to 2017. When she was appointed on 17 May 2016 she became the first Muslim person to hold a post in the Austrian Federal government.

During her studies she was working as law secretary at the Austrian Tenants' Association from 1999 to 2001. After that she worked for the Socialist Youth Austria as international secretary until 2004. This was followed by an internship at the European Parliament from 2004 to 2005. During her Master studies she worked as foreign language assistant in two Paris suburbs, Livry-Gargan and Clichy-sous-Bois from 2005 to 2006 and then in administrative positions at the Parti Socialiste in Paris.

On 17 May 2016 Muna Duzdar was appointed as state secretary in the Federal Chancellery by Chancellor Christian Kern, who himself had assumed that position on 9 May 2016 after his predecessor Werner Faymann had stepped down. Until 2017, she was responsible for "Administration and Public Service", as well as "Diversity and Digitalization". She was elected into the National Council for the Social Democratic Party in 2017, after she was discharged as State secretary by the newly elected ÖVP-FPÖ government.

 

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Duzdar considers foreign policy, education, integration and housing as her main political focus areas.

 

 

Duzdar was also the president of the Palestinian-Austrian Association.

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