Austria swore in its new conservative-Green coalition Cabinet on Tuesday. For the first time, women ministers will outnumber men.
Nine of the 17 members of the new Cabinet are women, although both the roles of chancellor and vice-chancellor are held by men.
President Alexander van der Bellen, former Green party spokesman, swore in the Cabinet exactly 100 days after the election which failed to give any party a clear majority and led to three months of tense negotiations.
The new government is also the first in which the immigration-skeptic, conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the left-wing, environmentally-focused Greens will work together, and the first time ever that the Greens will enter government.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that the unprecedented coalition partnership would work together to "protect borders and the environment."
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Who makes up the Cabinet?
The Cabinet comprises 13 ministers, two state secretaries, who are not technically part of the government, as well as the chancellor and vice-chancellor.
Kurz will return to power after a seven-month hiatus and at 33 years of age, reclaims the title of the world's youngest serving head of government from new Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who is 34.
The ÖVP and the Greens both provided one state secretary each.
The Greens have been handed four ministries, including taking on the environment and justice portfolios. Kurz's party will keep the other ten ministries, including the interior, defense and finance.
What influence do the Greens have?
Several concessions have been made to the Greens as part of the new deal. Austria will seek to be carbon neutral by 2040, and put a price on CO2 emissions. By 2030, all of Austria's electricity is to be produced by renewable energy sources and flying is also set to become more expensive in a bid to make taking train travel more attractive.
What happened in the election?
Austria's previous government collapsed in May amid a corruption scandal involving then-FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache.
The so-called Ibiza-gate scandal — involving a video showing Strache offering favors to a fake Russian investor — triggered elections in September, in which disgruntled voters fled from the FPÖ and handed 37.5% of the votes to the ÖVP. The Greens captured 13.9%, a record high for the environmentalists.
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ed/rt (AFP, dpa, Reuters)