Annual Swiss presidential elections held

The Swiss Confederation’s head of state is a president, elected annually by the Federal Assembly from the members of the Federal Council. Elections for the coming year were held on 6 December 2017.

Alain Berset of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland/Swiss Socialist Party (SP/PS) was elected president for 2018 on 6 December 2017 with 190 out of 210 votes. Ueli Maurer of the Swiss People’s Party/Democratic Centre Union (SVP/UDC) was elected as vice president.

Both men were scheduled to take office on 1 January 2018.


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