Thursday, September 23, 2010

Swiss News: History made: Switzerland to be run by female majority

Switzerland has its first female majority in the Federal Council. Social Democrat Simonetta Sommaruga has been elected to replace outgoing Transport Minister Moritz Leuenberger, making her the fourth woman on the seven-member governing body. Women couldn’t secure a fifth seat though: Liberal MP Johann Schneider-Ammann has been elected to replace outgoing Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz.

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