Doris Leuthard

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Person.png Doris Leuthard  Rdf-icon.png
(politician, lawyer)
Doris Leuthard.jpg
Born1963-04-10
Merenschwand, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
SpouseRoland Hausin
PartyChristian Democratic People's Party

Employment.png President of the Swiss Confederation Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Preceded byJohann Schneider-Ammann

Employment.png Vice President of Switzerland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 January 2016 - 1 January 2017
Preceded byJohann Schneider-Ammann

Employment.png Vice President of Switzerland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 January 2009 - 31 December 2009

Employment.png Minister of Economic Affairs

In office
1 August 2006 - 31 October 2010

Employment.png Member of the Swiss Federal Council

In office
1 August 2006 - Present

Doris Leuthard (born 10 April 1963) is a Swiss politician and lawyer. Since 1 August 2006, she has been a member of the Swiss Federal Council, and was elected to serve as President of the Swiss Confederation for two annual terms 2010 and 2017.[1][2]

Mediator

In September 2017, President Leuthard offered to play a role behind the curtain to facilitate dialogue between North Korea, the United States and South Korea in the escalating nuclear weapons crisis:

“I think it really is time for dialogue,” Leuthard told a news conference in Bern. “We are ready to offer our role for good services as a mediator. I think in the upcoming weeks a lot will depend on how the US and China can have an influence in this crisis. That’s why I think Switzerland and Sweden can have a role behind the curtain.” She said “sanctions did not change many things” and part of the task now is to find a location for countries to meet. “I think that’s our role to look at what kind of possibilities we find. Because, well, Twitter won’t be an adequate instrument ... This must be very discreet,” she said in reference to President Trump’s warnings that often issue via the social media platform.[3]

Political career

From 1 August 2006 to 31 October 2010 Doris Leuthard was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, and on 1 November 2010 she became head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.[4]

She was elected President of Switzerland for 2010, and on 7 December 2016 for 2017.[5]

Representing the canton Aargau, Doris Leuthard was a member of the Swiss National Council from 1999 to 2006, and was President of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC) between 2004 and 2006.[6]

10 April 1963| 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz


References

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  2. "Doris Leuthard ist der Politik nicht müde". SRF Tagesschau. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-09.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Switzerland offers to mediate amid rising tension with North Korea"
  4. "Doris Leuthards beachtlicher Weg". 10vor10. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-09.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. "Doris Leuthard neue Bundespräsidentin". Retrieved 2009-12-02.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. "Leuthard Elected Swiss President for 2017". Swissinfo. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").