Joseph Deiss

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Joseph Deiss
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President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
September 14, 2010 – September 14, 2011
Vice PresidentMark Lyall Grant
Preceded byAli Abdussalam Treki
Succeeded byNassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1999–2006
Preceded byFlavio Cotti
Succeeded byDoris Leuthard
President of Switzerland
In office
January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004
Vice PresidentSamuel Schmid
Preceded byPascal Couchepin
Succeeded bySamuel Schmid
Personal details
Born (1946-01-18) January 18, 1946 (age 73)
Fribourg, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
Political partyCVP/PDC
Children3
ProfessionEconomist
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Joseph Deiss (born January 18, 1946) is a Swiss politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC). He was a member of the Swiss Federal Council from 1999 to 2006, heading first the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1999–2002) and then the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2003–2006). He was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly for its 65th session in 2010.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Emch, Rita (June 11, 2010). "Swiss named president of UN General Assembly". Swissinfo. Retrieved 11 June 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Flavio Cotti
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1999-2006
Succeeded by
Doris Leuthard
Preceded by
Pascal Couchepin
President of Switzerland
2004
Succeeded by
Samuel Schmid
Preceded by
Ali Abdussalam Treki
President of the United Nations General Assembly
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser