Otto von Hößlin

Otto von Hößlin
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Chancellor of Werania
Assumed office
28 June 2019
MonarchCharlotte II
Preceded byViktor Oberhauser
Leader of the National Consolidation Party
Assumed office
3 August 2015
Preceded byGünter Schaefer
Minister of Defence
In office
24 June 2008 – 4 May 2011
Prime MinisterRasa Šalaševičiūtė
Dietrich Wittmann
Preceded byVolkhardt Köhler
Succeeded byPeter Schulz
Minister of Health Services
In office
17 April 2004 – 24 June 2008
Prime MinisterRasa Šalaševičiūtė
Preceded byHans Furstenfeld
Succeeded byReiner Weitzmann
Minister of Industrial Strategy and Employment
In office
18 March 1999 – 17 April 2004
Prime MinisterRasa Šalaševičiūtė
Preceded byKarlheinz Brötzmann
Succeeded byJosef Anschütz
Personal details
Born (1952-06-24) 24 June 1952 (age 67)
Gofkecht, Bonnlitz, Werania
Political partyNational Consolidation Party
Spouse(s)Julia Neumark
Alma materRoyal Kolreuth Academy

Otto von Hößlin (born (1952-06-24)24 June 1952, aged 65) is a Weranian politician who is currently the Chancellor of Werania. The leader of the National Consolidation Party since 2015 von Hösslin previously served in several ministerial roles including in Industrial Strategy and Employment (1999-2004) Health (2004-2008) and Defence (2008-2011).

Prior to entering politics von Hösslin worked as a corporate lawyer representing WIA Holdings (the state-owned oil company in Werania) before being elected to parliament at the 1991 general election for the NKP. In 1999 he entered the cabinet of Rasa Šalaševičiūtė as the Minister of Industrial Strategy and Employment. He served in the role until 2004 when he became Health Minister and in 2008 Defence Minister. When the NKP lost government in 2011 von Hösslin ran for the NKP leadership representing the national conservative wing of the party but he was defeated by Günter Schaefer who represented the moderate, neoliberal wing.

In 2015 von Hösslin became NKP leader where he steered the party to the right, supporting more right-wing populist policies. This led to a rise in support for the NKP which led to the NKP to become the largest party in the 2019 election. He subsequently formed a government with the Democratic Alternative party

Von Hößlin is seen to be a national conservative in his party, supporting economic nationalism and social conservatism. He describes himself as a "Sotirian democrat".