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The Swiss Government (Executive) consists of the seven members of the Federal Council. The President of the Swiss Confederation is elected for a one-year term, during which she or he is considered as being «primus inter pares», i.e., the first among equals.
The President chairs the meetings of the Federal Council and assumes special representational duties. In 2014, the office of President is being held by Mr. Didier Burkhalter.
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