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Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was elected President of the Swiss Confederation on 9.12.2015. For the first time since 2010, the department of the president is the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).
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.
The acceptance of the immigration initiative means the Federal Council is now charged with introducing a new immigration system and renegotiating and adapting the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons.