The President of the Swiss Confederation in 2018 is Alain Berset, the social-democrat from the canton of Fribourg. He was elected on 6 December 2017.
For the first time since 2008, the department of the president is the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA). The Vice President of the Federal Council is Ueli Maurer from the canton of Zurich, who heads the Federal Department of Finance (FDF).
" Switzerland is not a country of political excess. In Switzerland no-one has the power to impose their will against the wishes of others. But Switzerland is not a country of political minimalism either. We know that we must work tirelessly to safeguard national cohesion and social equality. That is the key to our success.”
(Excerpt from the speech given by Federal Councillor Alain Berset before the United Federal Assembly on his election as President of the Swiss Confederation for 2018)
Speeches given by the president and information about events attended are published on the website of his department, the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA).
Last modification 03.01.2018