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Christine Muttonen head shotChristine Muttonen (Austria) was elected OSCE PA President at the 2016 Annual Session in Tbilisi and re-elected on 9 July 2017 in Minsk. Following the 15 October 2017 legislative elections in Austria she stepped down as Assembly President on 9 November.

Among the priorities of her presidency were women’s empowerment in international politics, the security implications of climate change, the use of culture as a peace-building tool, and pursuing closer relations with OSCE Partners for Co-operation. She also advocated for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as strengthening the contribution of parliamentarians to the activities of the OSCE family.

Before becoming Assembly President, Muttonen had served as Vice-President of the Assembly and as Special Representative for Central and Eastern Asia. She was also Deputy Head of the Austrian Delegation to the PA.

Muttonen was a Member of the Austrian Parliament from 1999 to 2017 and also served as area spokesperson for the Austrian Social Democratic Parliamentary Group for Foreign Politics. She was also a member of her national delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Muttonen was a teacher before her career in politics.

For her speeches as Assembly President, please see below.

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President Christine Muttonen's opening address at the OSCE PA's Autumn Meeting in Andorra, 3 October 2017

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President Christine Muttonen's opening address at the OSCE PA's Winter Meeting in Vienna, 23 February 2017

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President Christine Muttonen's address to the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments in Strasbourg, 15 September 2016

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President Christine Muttonen's inaugural address to the Assembly following her election on 5 July 2016

President Christine Muttonen speaks to the press following her election on 5 July 2016

Christine Muttonen addresses Religions against Terrorism conference in Astana, 31 May 2016