Alain Berset

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Alain Berset
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Berset in 2023
Member of the Federal Council
Assumed office
1 January 2012
President2018, 2023
Vice President2017, 2022
DepartmentHome Affairs (2012–)
Preceded byMicheline Calmy-Rey
President of the Council of States
In office
1 December 2008 – 22 November 2009
Preceded byChristoffel Brändli
Succeeded byErika Forster-Vannini
Member of the Swiss Council of States
In office
1 December 2003 – 31 December 2011
Member of the Fribourg Constituent Assembly
In office
30 May 2000 – 16 June 2004
Personal details
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 50)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Muriel Zeender
ResidenceBelfaux, Fribourg
Alma materUniversity of Neuchâtel

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. Berset is the President of the Swiss Confederation in 2018 and 2023. 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]

References[change | change source]

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