Richard Theiner

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Richard Theiner

Richard Theiner (born May 17, 1958 in Mals ) is an Italian politician from South Tyrol .


Theiner completed a law degree ( laurea in giurisprudenza ) at the University of Bologna . From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy Mayor of the Latsch community . In 1998 he was elected to the state parliament on the list of the South Tyrolean People's Party and thus also to the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol . In his first legislative period, Theiner worked as a regional assessor and (from 2002) as vice-president of the regional government of Trentino-South Tyrol . Until 2003 he was chairman of the Vinschgau district of the South Tyrolean People's Party, he is a member of the SVP's employee wing. After the state elections in 2003, Theiner temporarily became President of the State Parliament until he was elected to the South Tyrolean provincial government  , and then took over the health and social affairs departments in the Durnwalder IV cabinet . In the state elections in 2008 he was re-elected with 23,949 preferential votes, and was subsequently entrusted with the same tasks as state councilor in the Durnwalder V cabinet . In February 2009, Theiner announced that he would aim for the chairmanship of the SVP together with Thomas Widmann as deputy. On April 18, 2009 Theiner, who ran as the only candidate, was elected as the successor of Elmar Pichler Rolles as chairman of the SVP with 82% of the delegate votes . On February 5, 2013, the South Tyrolean Parliament elected him as the successor of Hans Berger as Deputy Governor. In the state elections in the same year , he was able to renew his mandate with 26,649 preferential votes. In the Kompatscher I cabinet , he retained the office of Deputy Governor and, as a regional councilor, was assigned the environmental and energy departments. In 2014 he was replaced as SVP chairman by Philipp Achammer . In the run-up to the 2018 state elections , he decided not to run again and subsequently retired from active politics.


  • South Tyrolean Provincial Government (Ed.): Südtirol-Handbuch 2002 . Brochure, Bozen 2002, p. 106 ( online )

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Individual evidence

  1. Landtag Presidium of the XIII. Legislative period on the website of the South Tyrolean Parliament
  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. Archived copy ( Memento from November 2, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Elmar's freestyle. , February 5, 2013, archived from the original on February 8, 2013 ; Retrieved February 5, 2013 .
  5. An overview of the 35 new members of the state parliament. Südtirol Online (, October 28, 2013, archived from the original on October 31, 2013 ; accessed on October 31, 2013 .
  6. The national councils and their competences. Südtirol Online (, January 16, 2014, archived from the original on January 18, 2014 ; accessed on January 16, 2014 .
  7. Philipp Achammer is the new SVP chairman. Südtirol Online (, May 3, 2014, archived from the original on May 3, 2014 ; Retrieved May 3, 2014 .