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Walter Thurnherr (CVP) has been at the helm of the Federal Chancellery since 2016. The Federal Chancellor supports and advises the government.
On 1 August 2016, Jörg De Bernardi took on the role of Vice Chancellor, heading the Federal Council Sector.
On 12 November 2008, André Simonazzi took on the role of Vice Chancellor and Spokesman for the Federal Council.
The Federal Chancellery is the staff office of the Federal Council, acting as a hub between the government, the administration, Parliament and the public.