The President of the Swiss Confederation for 2017 is Doris Leuthard (CVP) from the canton of Aargau. This is her second term as president, the first being in 2010.
The department of the president in 2017 is the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (DETEC), a role it last held in 2010. The vice president of the Federal Council in 2017 is Alain Berset from the canton of Fribourg who heads the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).
"Let’s listen to one another, let’s work together across party lines, let’s take responsibility to ensure our country is well placed for the future and on the right path! We want a country with a high standard of basic services, where no region is left behind, where federalism is respected, where citizens are well informed and can exercise their democratic rights independently, and where there is no divide between elites and the people, because we are all the people.”
(Excerpt from the speech given by Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard before the United Federal Assembly on her election as President of the Swiss Confederation for 2017 on 7 December)
Speeches given by the president are published on the website of her Department, the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (DETEC).
Last modification 27.12.2016