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Below is a list of presidents of the Swiss Confederation (1848–present). It presents the presiding member of the Federal Council, Switzerland's seven-member executive. Elected by the Federal Assembly for one year, the President of the Confederation chairs the meetings of the Federal Council and undertakes special representational duties.

Primus inter pares, he or she has no powers above the other councillors and continues to head his or her department. Traditionally, the duty rotates among the members in order of seniority and the previous year's vice president becomes president.

1848–1899


1900–1999


Free Democratic Party   Christian Democratic People's Party   Liberal Party   Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents   Social Democratic Party   Swiss People's Party

2000–present


Swiss People's Party   Social Democratic Party   Free Democratic Party/FDP.The Liberals   Christian Democratic People's Party   Conservative Democratic Party

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