Doris Leuthard: President, Federal Council of Switzerland, 2010, 2017
Doris Leuthard has been a member of the Swiss Federal Council since August 1, 2006 and assumed the presidency first in 2010 and again in 2017. From August 2006-October 2010, she was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, otherwise known as the Economic Minister. Since November 2010, she has been the head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, and she was elected President of the Confederation for 2010 and for 2017. Leuthard also served in various other roles, including as a member of the Swiss National Council and President of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC). When Leuthard was elected to the Swiss Federal Council, she became the 109th member (and fifth woman). In 2009, Leuthard was elected Vice President of the Swiss Confederation, virtually assuring her election as president in 2010. She was the highest-ranking official in the Swiss order of precedence and can act on behalf of the whole Council in emergency situations.
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