11 Facts About Alain Berset


Alain Berset is a Swiss politician who has served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council since 2012.

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Alain Berset has served as Vice President of Switzerland since 1 January 2022 under President Ignazio Cassis.

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Alain Berset speaks Swiss French, Swiss German, Standard German, Italian, Romansh and English.

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Alain Berset is married to Muriel Zeender Alain Berset and is the father of three children.

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Alain Berset worked as assistant lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Regional Economics of the University of Neuchatel from 1996 till 2000, when he moved to the Hamburg Institute for Economic Research for a year.

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Alain Berset served on the Belfaux communal parliament from 2001 to 2003.

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Alain Berset was a member of the parliamentary assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe .

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Alain Berset was one of the Social Democratic Party's two candidates officially put forward to succeed the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy-Rey, who had announced her resignation from the Federal Council.

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Alain Berset became head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs as its former head Didier Burkhalter became head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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On 1 January 2017, Alain Berset became Vice President of Switzerland under President Doris Leuthard, whom he succeeded on 1 January 2018.

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Alain Berset is the author of several books and some 30 articles on economic development, migration and regional development.

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