Press release - 222(2010)
Andreas Kiefer elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe Congress
Strasbourg, 17.03.2010. – Andreas Kiefer (Austria), Director of the European Affairs Department of the Land Salzburg Regional Government, was elected Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at the plenary session on 17 March 2010.
In the first round of the election, Kiefer obtained 137 votes (an absolute majority), Antonella Cagnolati (Italy) 94 votes and Leo Platvoet (Netherlands) 13 votes. The number of the valid votes cast was 244.
Andreas Kiefer, who studied law and economics at the Universities of Salzburg and Linz, was born on 6 October 1957 in Salzburg, Austria. He is married to Carmen Kiefer, they have three children.
Mr. Kiefer will take up his duties on 1st April 2010, for a term of five years.
Mr Kiefer’s biography
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