Alain Berset

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Alain Berset
Alain Berset 2013.jpg
Berset in 2013
President of the Swiss Confederation
In office
1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018
Vice PresidentUeli Maurer
Preceded byDoris Leuthard
Succeeded byUeli Maurer
Vice President of Switzerland
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
Personal details
Born (1972-04-09) 9 April 1972 (age 48)
Fribourg, canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Muriel Zeender
Children3
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. 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.