Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Switzerland
(Female suffrage 1971)

Also see Switzerland Parliament Chairs and Switzerland Ministers

The Bundesversammlung/Assemblée fédérale or
Eidgenössische Räte consists of the
Nationalrat/Conseil national/Consiglio nazionale
and
the Ständerat/Conseil des états/Consigio degli stati

The Presidents and Vice-Presidents are in office from December until December the following year.

1976-77 Vice-President of the National Council Elisabeth Blunschy
1977 President of the National Council
Also known as Blunschy(-Steiner) (b. 1922-).

1980-81 Vice-President of the National Council Heidi Lang
1981-82 President of the National Council
At the time known as Lang-Agheri. Councillor in the Government of Zürich 1983-95,
 She lived 1931-2004).

1992-99 Secretary General of the Federal Assembly Annemarie Huber-Hotz
In 1999 she was elected Bundeskanzlerin/Federal Chancellor - the Secretary General and Advisor of the Bundesrat (Government)
(b. 1948)

1990-91 Vice-President of the Council of State Josi J. Meier
1991-92 President of the Council of States
(b. 1926-)

1992-93 Vice-President of the National Council Gret Haller
1993-94 President of the National Council
Member of the executive of the city of Bern 1984-88, 1987-94 Member of the Nationalrat, 1990-94 Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and 1992-93 its Vice-President, 1994-96 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, 1995 Candidate for the post of Federal Councillor (Minister),  1996-2000 Human Rights Ombudsperson for Bosnia and Herzegovina. (1947-).

1995-96 Vice-President of the National Council Judith Stamm
1996-97 President of the National Council
(1934-).

1997-98 Vice-President of the National Council Trix Heberlein
1998-99 President of the National Council
Also known as Heberlein-Huff (b. 1942-).

1998-99 Erste Stimzählerin of the Council of Estates Françoise Saudan
1999-2000 1.
Vice-President of the Council of Estates
2000-01 President of the Council of Estates
(b. 1939-).

2000 2. Vice-President of the National Council Liliane Maury Pasquier
2000-01 1. Vice-President
2001-02 President
(b. 1956-)

2000- Secretary General of the Federal Assembly Mariangela Wallimann-Bornatico
(
b. 1948-)

2004-05 2. Vice-President of the National Council Christine Egerszegi-Obrist
2005-06 1.
Vice-President of the National Council
2006-07 President of the National Council
(b. 1948-).

2005 President of the National Council Thérèse Meyer-Kaelin

She was elected in March to fill the vacancy after the previous President resigned because of illness.

2006-07 2. Vice-President of the National Council Chiara Simoneschi-Cortesi
2007-08 1. Vice-President
2008-09 President

2007-08 2. Vice-President of the National Council Pascale Bruderer Wyss
2008-09 1. Vice-President
2009-10 President

2007-08 2. Vice-President of the Council of Estates Erika Forster-Vannini
2008-09 1. Vice-President
2009-10 President

2010-11 2. Vice-President of the National Council Maya Graf
2011-12 1. Vice-President
2012-13 President
President of the Green Party in the Federal Assembly 2009-10.

2013-14 2. Vice-President of the National Council Christa Markwalder
2014-15 1. Vice-President
2015-16 President

2015-16 2. Vice-President of the Council of State Karin Keller-Sutter
2016-17 1. Vice-President
(2017-18 Designated President)
Sankt Gallen Canton Councillor of State and Director of Justice and Police 2000-15 and 2006-07 and 2011-12

2016-17 2. Vice-President of the Nationalrat Marina Carobbio Guscetti
According to the Rotation Principle, she will be 1. Vice-President 2017-18 and President 2018-19.

 

Last update 05.12.16