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.