The President of the Swiss Confederation in 2019 is Ueli Maurer, who is from Zurich. He was elected to the office on 5 December 2018.
For the first time since 2012 the president’s department is the Federal Department of Finance (FDF). The Vice President of the Federal Council in 2019 is Simonetta Sommaruga, who heads the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (DETEC).
" I want the public to realise that the people working here are trying to achieve what’s best for our country, and that they enjoy what they do. Of course, people have different positions and opinions – that’s natural. But at the end of the day the public expects us to reach a compromise, or to find a majority to support our policies. I believe it is our collective duty to gain the public’s trust, and to retain it.”
(Excerpt from the speech given by Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer before the United Federal Assembly on his election as President of the Swiss Confederation for 2019)
Speeches given by the president and information about events attended are published on the website of his department, the Federal Department of Finance.
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Last modification 14.01.2019