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The Swiss Federal Council (in German: Bundesrat, in French: Conseil fédéral, in Italian: Consiglio federale) is the seven-member executive council which collectively assumes the office of head of state equivalent to that of a president or of a monarch in the government of Switzerland.
The members of the Swiss Federal Council (as of January 2004)
Each of the seven Federal Councillors heads a department. Following the elections of 10 December 2003, they are:
- Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Micheline Calmy-Rey)
- Federal Department of Home Affairs (Pascal Couchepin)
- Federal Department of Justice and Police (Christoph Blocher)
- Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (Samuel Schmid)
- Federal Department of Finance (Hans-Rudolf Merz)
- Federal Department of Economic Affairs (Joseph Deiss)
- Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (Moritz Leuenberger)
- List of members of the Swiss Federal Council (1848-present)
- List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation
- Swiss Federal Council - Official site.