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Federal Chancellor of Switzerland

Federal Chancellor of Switzerland
PostFederal Chancellor
InsigniacaptionSeal of the Swiss Federal Council
IncumbentCorina Casanova
ResidenceFederal Palace
Incumbentsince1 January 2008
InauguralJean Marc Samuel Isaac Mousson

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The Federal Chancellor ( ; ; ; ) is the head of the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland, which acts as the general staff of the seven-member Federal Council. The Swiss Chancellor is not a member of the government, and his or her position is not comparable to that of the Chancellor of Germany or Austria.

The Federal Chancellor is elected for a four-year term by the Federal Assembly, assembled together as the United Federal Assembly, at the same time as they elect the Federal Council. The current Chancellor, Corina Casanova, a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party from Graubünden, was elected on 12 December 2007 to begin her term on 1 January 2008.

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