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The Federal Council

The members of the Federal Council (from left to right): Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga (Vice-President), President Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Federal Chancellor Corina Casanova
The members of the Federal Council (from left to right): Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga (Vice-President), President Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Federal Chancellor Corina Casanova
The Swiss government consists of the seven members of the Federal Council who are elected by the United Federal Assembly for a four-year term. The President of the Swiss Confederation is elected for just one year and is regarded as Primus inter pares, or first among equals during that time. He chairs the sessions of the Federal Council and untertakes special ceremonial duties. Federal Chancellor Corina Casanova acts as the Federal Council's chief of staff.

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