Alain Berset

member of the Swiss Federal Council

Alain Berset (born 9 April 1972) is a Swiss politician who served as a member of the Federal Council since 2012. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party. From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, he was the President of the Swiss Confederation; at the age of 45, Berset was the youngest President of the Confederation since Marcel Pilet-Golaz in 1934.[1]

Alain Berset
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Berset in 2021
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018
Vice PresidentUeli Maurer
Preceded byDoris Leuthard
Succeeded byUeli Maurer
Vice President of Switzerland
Assumed office
1 January 2022
PresidentIgnazio Cassis
Preceded byIgnazio Cassis
In office
1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017
PresidentDoris Leuthard
Preceded byDoris Leuthard
Succeeded byUeli Maurer
Head of the Department of Home Affairs
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded byDidier Burkhalter
Member of the Federal Council
Assumed office
1 January 2012
Preceded byMicheline Calmy-Rey
President of the Council of States
In office
1 December 2008 – 23 November 2009
Preceded byChristoffel Brändli
Succeeded byErika Forster-Vannini
Personal details
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 50)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Muriel Zeender
Children3
ResidenceBelfaux, Fribourg
Alma materUniversity of Neuchâtel

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jaberg, Samuel; Kamel, Dhif (January 1, 2018). "Youngest Swiss President in 84 Years Takes Office". Swissinfo. Retrieved January 9, 2018.