VII. The Contemporary Period, 1945–2000 > B. Europe, 1945–2000 > 6. Western Europe, 1945–2000 > i. Austria
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(See 1945, April 13)
 
i. Austria
 
 
1945, April 25
 
A provisional government was set up with Karl Renner of the Socialist Party as chancellor.  1
 
May 14
 
THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA was reestablished.  2
 
Aug. 8
 
The division of Austria and Vienna into four occupation zones was completed. The Allied Council for Austria assumed authority over matters affecting the whole of Austria.  3
 
Nov. 25
 
The first general election since 1930 gave the People's Party a majority over the Socialists and Communists.  4
 
Dec. 18
 
Leopold Figl (People's Party) formed a coalition cabinet with the Socialists.  5
 
Dec. 20
 
KARL RENNER was unanimously elected PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC by the National Assembly.  6
 
 
 
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