Didier Burkhalter

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Didier Burkhalter
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Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 January 2012 – 31 October 2017
Preceded byMicheline Calmy-Rey
Succeeded byIgnazio Cassis
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014
Vice PresidentSimonetta Sommaruga
Preceded byUeli Maurer
Succeeded bySimonetta Sommaruga
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2013 – 31 December 2013
PresidentUeli Maurer
Preceded byUeli Maurer
Succeeded bySimonetta Sommaruga
Head of the Department of Home Affairs
In office
1 November 2009 – 31 December 2011
Preceded byPascal Couchepin
Succeeded byAlain Berset
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 November 2009 – 31 October 2017
Preceded byPascal Couchepin
Succeeded byIgnazio Cassis
Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
In office
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014
Preceded byLeonid Kozhara
Succeeded byIvica Dačić
Personal details
Born (1960-04-17) 17 April 1960 (age 58)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Political partyFDP.The Liberals
Spouse(s)Friedrun Sabine Burkhalter
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Neuchâtel

Didier Burkhalter (born April 17, 1960) is a Swiss politician. He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Burkhalter is a member of FDP.The Liberals. He was elected as a member of the Swiss Federal Council on 16 September 2009. He succeeded Pascal Couchepin on 1 November 2009 when he became head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (the Swiss interior minister). Since 1 January 2012, he serves as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs.[1] In 2014, he was President of the Swiss Confederation. He served as Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014. He left the Federal Council on 31 October 2017 (replaced by Ignazio Cassis).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Burkhalter wird Aussen-, Berset Innenminister". Tages-Anzeiger (in German). 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  2. "Didier Burkhalter passe le témoin à Ignazio Cassis" (in French). 21 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-01.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pascal Couchepin
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
2009–2017
Succeeded by
Ignazio Cassis
Head of the Department of Home Affairs
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Alain Berset
Preceded by
Micheline Calmy-Rey
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Ignazio Cassis
Preceded by
Ueli Maurer
Vice President of Switzerland
2013
Succeeded by
Simonetta Sommaruga
President of Switzerland
2014