Right weakened, but same overall mix for Swiss gov’t


Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, finance minister, will be president for 2012 Alain Berset, Socialist, replaces Calmy-Rey BERN, SWITZERLAND – Alain Berset, the Swiss senate’s youngest member at age 31, was elected easily with 126 votes in a second round of voting, to Switzerland’s government. The election of the Socialist from Fribourg completes the election of the 7-member […]

Swiss elect president for 2016 – maybe

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The two houses of the Swiss parliament, together referred to as the United Federal Assembly, is voting today, 16 September, on a new councilor for the ruling seven-member Federal Council, Switzerland’s cabinet. Councilor Pascal Couchpin, who served as president of the country in 2008, is resigning at the end of October […]