Arnold Koller

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Arnold Koller
Arnold Koller Portrait.jpg
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1986–1999
Preceded byKurt Furgler
Succeeded byRuth Metzler
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1997 – 31 December 1997
Preceded byJean-Pascal Delamuraz
Succeeded byFlavio Cotti
In office
1 January 1990 – 31 December 1990
Preceded byJean-Pascal Delamuraz
Succeeded byFlavio Cotti
Personal details
Born (1933-08-29) 29 August 1933 (age 88)
Political partyChristian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland

Arnold Koller (born 29 August 1933) is a Swiss politician[1] and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1986–1999).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 10 December 1986 as a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland from the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. He handed over office on 30 April 1999.

Arnold Koller was Chairman of the Board of the Second International Conference on Federalism held in St. Gallen in 2002, and of the Forum of Federations from 2006 to 2010. This is an international organisation designed to help develop best practices in countries around the world with federal and devolved systems of government. With Raoul Blindenbacher he is the editor of the book "Federalism in a Changing World" published at McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal 2003.

During his time in office he held the following departments:[2]

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1990 and 1997.

Works[edit]

  • Blindenbacher, R. and Koller, A. (eds): Federalism in a Changing World – Learning from Each Other. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steiner, Jurg. Conscience in Politics: An Empirical Investigation of Swiss Decision Cases. 1996. 150.
  2. ^ Kreis, Georg, ed. Switzerland and the Second World War. Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 2000. 90.

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Political offices
Preceded by President of the Swiss National Council
1984/1985
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1986–1999
Succeeded by