Grabenwarter sees Austria's constitutional judge as a referee - politics

Christoph Grabenwarter, President of the Constitutional Court (VfGH), in conversation about his role in the dispute between the parties, attacks on the judiciary - and why parliament should no longer appoint the highest judges, but the government.


Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

Christoph Grabenwarter, 56, has been President of the Constitutional Court (VfGH) since 2020 Austria and thus successor to Brigitte Bierlein, who served as Chancellor for six months after the collapse of the turquoise-blue government after the Ibiza affair. Grabenwarter was appointed judge at the Constitutional Court in 2005 at the age of 38, and his term of office ends at the age of 70.

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