Welcome to the official website of the Swiss Government

On these pages, you will find information about the Swiss Government and a restricted amount of news in English. For complete information on Swiss Government and Administration please choose:

The members of the Swiss government

Who sits in the Swiss government?

The Federal Council is made up of seven members, each of which heads a government department. Decisions are made jointly. The Federal Chancellor supports the government.

Presidential year 2016

Presidential year 2017

Presidential year 2017

On 7 December 2016 Doris Leuthard was elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2017. This is her second term as president, the first being in 2010.

How government is run

Federal Council – its tasks

How government is run

The Federal Council is the highest executive authority in the country. It comprises seven members, who are elected by the Federal Assembly. The Federal Council’s tasks are set out in the Federal Constitution.



WEF 2017

The authorities of the Canton of Graubünden, Davos and the  Confederation will be providing  information on  their policy regarding the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos.

Programme of members of the Federal Council attending the WEF Annual Meeting 2017

Press conferences


Weekly press conference live (national languages)

Directly following the Federal Council meeting, a press conference is held in the Media Centre by the members of the Federal Council and the Federal Council spokesperson.

Tweets by the spokesman

Media releases


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