Hans-Rudolf Merz

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Hans-Rudolf Merz
Hans-Rudolf Merz, 2010.jpg
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 January 2004 – 1 November 2010
Preceded byKaspar Villiger
Succeeded byJohann Schneider-Ammann
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009
Vice PresidentDoris Leuthard
Preceded byPascal Couchepin
Succeeded byDoris Leuthard
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008
PresidentPascal Couchepin
Preceded byPascal Couchepin
Succeeded byDoris Leuthard
Head of the Federal Department of Finance
In office
1 January 2004 – 1 November 2010
Preceded byKaspar Villiger
Succeeded byEveline Widmer-Schlumpf
Personal details
Born (1942-11-10) 10 November 1942 (age 76)
Herisau, Switzerland
Political partyFDP.The Liberals
Spouse(s)Roswitha Merz
Children3
Alma materUniversity of St. Gallen
ProfessionManagement consultant

Hans-Rudolf Merz (born 10 November 1942) is a Swiss politician of FDP.The Liberals. He was a member of the Swiss Federal Council. He was head of the Federal Department of Finance (the Swiss finance minister) from 2004 to 2010 and President of the Swiss Confederation for 2009. On 6 August 2010 Merz announced his resignation for October 2010.[1]

He was born in Herisau, Switzerland, he studied at Hochschule St. Gallen and graduated in 1971 with a DEA degree and as Dr. rer. publ.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Demission von Bundesrat Hans-Rudolf Merz auf Oktober". www.admin.ch.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kaspar Villiger
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Johann Schneider-Ammann
Preceded by
Pascal Couchepin
President of Switzerland
2009
Succeeded by
Doris Leuthard