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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Switzerland elects President for 2023

The elections were held during the day in a joint sitting of the two chambers of the Federal Assembly (Parliament).

The new Swiss president, who will take office on January 1, 2023, will exercise presidential powers for 12 months, along with his ministerial duties.

Berset was born on April 9, 1972, in the canton of Fribourg, western Switzerland.

He has a doctorate in economics and a master’s degree in political science and has been working in the government since 2012 as head of the Ministry of the Interior (federal department), which is responsible, among other things, for social security, health and social security. culture.

During 2018, Berets already served as president, and the new election to this post was the second in his political biography.

The members of the Swiss Federal Council exercise the functions of the President during a calendar year by rotation.

The minister, who previously served as vice president for one year, usually becomes president for 12 months.

Burset, who assumed the vice presidency in 2022, will replace his government counterpart, Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, until January 1, 2023.

According to experts, changes in the Swiss political landscape will not affect the country’s foreign and domestic policy in any way, as the members of the Federal Council collectively decide on all important issues.

In this country, the President is neither the head of state nor the head of government, as his functions are performed by the Federal Council.

As “first among equals”, he presides over government meetings, welcomes foreign heads of state visiting Switzerland, and oversees relations with the cantons.

However, this position cannot be called formal: in case of equality of votes at the government meeting, the president’s opinion becomes decisive.

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