The Swiss government comprises the seven members of the Federal Council. The president is elected for a one-year term of office and is regarded during that time as ‘Primus inter pares’, or first among equals.
Karin Keller-Sutter (FDP/SG) has been a federal councillor since 2019. Karin Keller-Sutter has headed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) since 2023. Prior to that, she headed the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP).
Guy Parmelin (SVP/VD) has been a federal councillor since 2016. Guy Parmelin heads the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. Prior to that he headed the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS).