Federal Government, along with the Federal President, the Federal Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and the Federal Ministers one of the supreme federal executive bodies. The federal government consists of the federal chancellor, the vice-chancellor and the federal ministers. The federal government is headed by the federal chancellor; its resolutions have to be passed unanimously. From 1918 to 1929 the federal government was elected by the Nationalrat, since then the federal chancellor and the federal ministers (on proposal of the federal chancellor) are appointed and sworn in by the federal president. The federal president can dismiss the federal government; if the Nationalrat passes a vote of no confidence, he is obliged to dismiss it. The federal government participates in the conduct of business of the state; acts of the federal president usually require a proposal made by the federal government; it can submit government bills to the Nationalrat.
Literature#H. Pfeiffer, Die Beschlussfassung der Bundesregierung und die Verantwortlichkeit ihrer Mitglieder, Juristische Blaetter 1964, issue 19/20.