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.


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


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


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



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