On Wednesday 7 December, the Swiss parliament appointed two new members of the Federal Council, the executive body: Albert Rösti of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and the left-leaning Social Democrat Elisabeth Baume-Schneider (SP) have been chosen to replace Ueli Maurer and Simonetta Sommaruga. Thursday has seen the announcement of a reshuffle of government departments among the seven members.
Who got what?
Albert Rösti: environment ministry
Elisabeth Baume-Schneider: justice ministry
Karin Keller-Sutter: finance ministry
Alain Berset: interior ministry (as before). He will be the next President in 2023
Ignazio Cassis: foreign ministry (as before)
Viola Amherd: defence ministry (as before)
Guy Parmelin: economics ministry (as before)
See also SwissInfo report here.
Rösti third from right, Baume-Schneider second from right