Austria”s new well being minister, Wolgang Mückstein, prompted a stir by being pictured at his swearing-in ceremony carrying trainers.
The 46-year-old Viennese physician, from Austria’s Inexperienced get together (Die Grünen), was formally inaugurated by President Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna on Monday.
Mückstein, recognized for his casual type, had earlier tweeted a photograph of himself arriving for the ceremony by public transport on a Vienna tram.
Some Austrian social media customers advised the politician had breached official etiquette, however others praised Mückstein for his look.
“I’ve the best respect for this accountable activity and stay up for the great cooperation for the individuals in Austria,” the brand new minister tweeted.
As a physician, he co-founded an related medical follow in Vienna, the place Austria’s President van der Bellen is a affected person.
Van der Bellen mentioned the brand new minister “should proceed to get the pandemic underneath management” but additionally keep away from a break up in society.
Mückstein succeeds Rudolf Anschober, who resigned as Austria’s well being minister final week attributable to exhaustion through the well being disaster.