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Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
Personal data
Date of birth16 March 1956(age 60)
Place of birthFelsberg, Switzerland
Political partyConservative Democratic Party (2008 � present)
Other partySwiss People's Party (Before 2008)
Alma materUniversity of Zürich
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Assumed office1 January 2008
Preceded byChristoph Blocher
Vice President of Switzerland
Assumed office1 January 2011
PresidentMicheline Calmy-Rey
Preceded byMicheline Calmy-Rey
Head of the Federal Department of Finance
Assumed office1 November 2010
Preceded byHans-Rudolf Merz
Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police
In office1 January 2008 - 31 October 2010
Succeeded bySimonetta Sommaruga
Preceded byChristoph Blocher

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Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf (born 16 March 1956) is a Swiss lawyer, politician, and member of the Swiss Federal Council since 2008. She is currently the head of the Federal Department of Finance (the Swiss finance minister).

Widmer-Schlumpf is married and has three children. She is the daughter of former federal councillor Leon Schlumpf. She is the second federal councillor whose father had held the same office, after Eugène Ruffy, and the sixth woman to be elected to the Swiss Federal Council.

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