The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

Title 5: Federal Authorities
Chapter 3: Federal Council and Federal Administration
Section 1: Organisation and Procedure
< Art. 176 Presidency
> Art. 178 Federal Administration

Art. 177 Principle of collegiality and allocation to departments

1 The Federal Council reaches its decisions as a collegial body.

2 For the purposes of preparation and implementation, the business of the Federal Council is allocated to its individual members according to department.

3 Business may be delegated to and directly dealt with by departments or their subordinate administrative units; in such cases, the right to legal recourse is guaranteed.

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