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Joseph Deiss

Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 18, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthFribourg, Switzerland
Political partyCVP/PDC
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In officeSeptember 14, 2010 - September 14, 2011
PresidentMark Lyall Grant
Vice PresidentMark Lyall Grant
Succeeded byNassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Preceded byAli Abdussalam Treki
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office1999 - 2006
Succeeded byDoris Leuthard
Preceded byFlavio Cotti
President of Switzerland
In officeJanuary 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004
PresidentSamuel Schmid
Vice PresidentSamuel Schmid
Succeeded bySamuel Schmid
Preceded byPascal Couchepin

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Joseph Deiss (born January 18, 1946) is an economist, Swiss politician and a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC). From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the Swiss Federal Council, heading first the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1999 � 2002) and then the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2003 � 2006). He was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly for its 65th session in 2010.

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