Hans Berger (politician)

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Hans Berger

Hans Berger (actually Johann Karl Berger ; born December 4, 1947 in Mühlwald ) is a politician of the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP).


The farmer, hotelier and businessman Berger was already involved in party politics in the SVP youth. In 1974 he was elected to the municipality of Sand in Taufers for the first time . In his home parish he was in charge of the tourism department as assessor from 1980, and after 1990 also the sports agendas. From 1988 to 1993 he was President of the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park .

Berger was elected to the South Tyrolean state parliament for the first time in 1993 and thus also to the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol . From July 1996 to March 1999 he was an assessor in the regional government responsible for the land registry and cadastral system. Since February 1999 he has been a member of the Durnwalder III cabinet of the South Tyrolean provincial government , where he was responsible for agriculture and land registers (responsibility for this was transferred to the two provinces of the region on January 1, 2001). In the 13th legislative period (2003-2008) Berger was also responsible for information technology in the Durnwalder IV cabinet . In the 2008 state elections, Berger was re-elected with 34,600 preferential votes. Since January 2009, Berger has been Deputy Governor and State Councilor for Agriculture, Tourism and Land Register in the Durnwalder V cabinet , after Michl Laimer's resignation in 2012, he was also given responsibility for nature and landscape protection and spatial planning.

On January 6, 2013, Berger won the SVP primaries for the Senate single-constituency of Brixen and therefore submitted his resignation as Deputy Governor and Regional Councilor on January 14. In the following parliamentary elections on February 24th and 25th, he succeeded Helga Thaler Ausserhofer for a seat in the Senate. On April 9, 2013 he renounced his seat in the South Tyrolean state parliament because of his election to the Italian parliament. After five years in Rome, Berger was no longer able to stand for election in the 2018 elections due to the SVP's internal term of office and subsequently left parliament.


Berger is married, has two children and lives in Rein in Taufers .


  • South Tyrolean Provincial Government (Ed.): Südtirol-Handbuch 2002 . Brochure, Bozen 2002, p. 96 ( online )

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Individual evidence

  1. Text of the Act on Transfer (PDF)
  2. ↑ Results of preferential votes from the 2008 state elections on the website of the Province of South Tyrol, accessed on February 1, 2011
  3. Laimer's legacy split up: areas go to Berger and Mussner. Südtirol Online (stol.it), July 2nd, 2012, archived from the original on July 4th, 2012 ; Retrieved July 4, 2012 .
  4. Berger steps back, Schuler follows. Südtirol Online (stol.it), January 14, 2012, archived from the original on January 17, 2013 ; Retrieved January 15, 2012 .
  5. The election sensation. Tageszeitung.it , February 26, 2013, archived from the original on December 17, 2013 ; Retrieved February 26, 2013 .
  6. Ladurner's comeback. Tageszeitung.it , April 9, 2013, archived from the original on April 11, 2013 ; Retrieved April 17, 2013 .