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

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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 2022

Presidential year 2022

The President of the Swiss Confederation in 2022 is Ignazio Cassis. He was elected to the office on 8 December 2021.


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.


Switzerland adopts sanctions against Russia

Russia’s ongoing military attack on a sovereign European country is an extremely serious violation of international law. The Federal Council has therefore adopted sanctions.

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

Press releases


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