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Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga

Foto: Matthias Luggen

The United Federal Assembly elected Simonetta Sommaruga as federal councillor on 22 September 2010. She has been head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police since 1 November 2010.

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