Swiss govt election: Simone Sommaruga replaces Leuenberger

22nd September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Bern, Switzerland GenevaLunch - The Swiss Federal Council, or cabinet, will have a majority of women, with the election of Socialist Simone Sommaruga as the fourth of seven councillors. She replaces Moritze Leuenberger, also a Socialist. Sommaruga, from canton Bern, received 159 votes in a fourth round of voting. A candidate must have an absolute majority, ...

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