Doris Leuthard

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Doris Leuthard
Doris Leuthard (Neu).jpg
President of the Swiss Confederation
In office
1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017
Vice PresidentAlain Berset
Preceded byJohann Schneider-Ammann
Succeeded byAlain Berset
In office
1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010
Vice PresidentMoritz Leuenberger
Micheline Calmy-Rey
Preceded byHans-Rudolf Merz
Succeeded byMicheline Calmy-Rey
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2016 – 1 January 2017
PresidentJohann Schneider-Ammann
Preceded byJohann Schneider-Ammann
Succeeded byAlain Berset
In office
1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009
PresidentHans-Rudolf Merz
Preceded byHans-Rudolf Merz
Succeeded byMoritz Leuenberger
Head of the Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
In office
1 November 2010 – 31 December 2018
Preceded byMoritz Leuenberger
Succeeded bySimonetta Sommaruga
Head of the Department of Economic Affairs
In office
1 August 2006 – 31 October 2010
Preceded byJoseph Deiss
Succeeded byJohann Schneider-Ammann
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 August 2006 – 31 December 2018
Preceded byJoseph Deiss
Succeeded byViola Amherd
Personal details
Born (1963-04-10) 10 April 1963 (age 58)
Merenschwand, Switzerland
Political partyChristian Democratic People's Party
Spouse(s)Roland Hausin
Alma materUniversity of Zurich

Doris Leuthard (born 10 April 1963) is a Swiss lawyer and politician. She was the President of the Swiss Confederation for 2010 and 2017.[1][2]

Biography[change | change source]

Leuthard graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich, she took language courses in Paris and Calgary.

In 1989, she started her law practice.

From 1991 to 2006, she worked as a lawyer.

In 1997-2000, Leuthard was a member of the parliament of the canton of Aargau.

From 1999 to 2006, she was a member of the Swiss National Council.

Leuthard was a vice-chairman of the Christian Democratic People's Party in 2001-2004 and party chairman from 2004 to 2006.[3]

On June 14, 2006, she was elected a member of the Federal Council and became the fifth woman in its history.

On August 1, 2006, Leuthard headed the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.

On November 1, 2010, she headed the Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.[4]

In December 2008, Leuthard became Vice President of Switzerland, and in December 2009 she took a position of President.

On December 7, 2016, she was re-elected President of Switzerland.

Since 2019, Leuthard is a member of the board of the Kofi Annan Foundation.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 10 vor 10 - 10vor10 vom 07.12.2016 - Play SRF (in German), retrieved 2021-05-05
  2. "Doris Leuthard - People". Berggruen Institute. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  3. agencies, swissinfo ch and. "Leuthard elected Swiss president for 2017". SWI swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  4. "Leuthard au DETEC, Widmer-Schlumpf aux Finances - tsr.ch - info - suisse". web.archive.org. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  5. Tagesschau - Play SRF (in German), retrieved 2021-05-05
  6. "Doris Leuthard joins the Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation". Kofi Annan Foundation. 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2021-05-05.

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