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Joseph Deiss
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President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
September 14, 2010 – September 14, 2011
Vice President Mark Lyall Grant
Preceded by Ali Abdussalam Treki
Succeeded by Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1999–2006
Preceded by Flavio Cotti
Succeeded by Doris Leuthard
President of Switzerland
In office
January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004
Vice President Samuel Schmid
Preceded by Pascal Couchepin
Succeeded by Samuel Schmid
Personal details
Born January 18, 1946 (1946-01-18) (age 74)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Political party CVP/PDC
Children 3
Profession Economist
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Joseph Deiss (born January 18, 1946) is a Swiss politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC). He was a member of the Swiss Federal Council from 1999 to 2006, 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.


Political offices
Preceded by
Flavio Cotti
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1999-2006
Succeeded by
Doris Leuthard
Preceded by
Pascal Couchepin
President of Switzerland
2004
Succeeded by
Samuel Schmid
Preceded by
Ali Abdussalam Treki
President of the United Nations General Assembly
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
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