Switzerland elects new President

Simonetta Sommaruga elected President

Both houses of the Swiss Parliament officially elected the head of the Federal Department of Transport Simonetta Sommaruga as President of the country for 2020, Report informs citing the RIA Novosti.

It is noted that Sommaruga had held the positions of Federal Adviser and Vice-President of Switzerland since January 1, 2019.

The politician has been a member of the Federal Council since 2010, she was already the president of the country in 2015.

Guy Parmelin, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, will be Vice President next year. 

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