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Micheline Calmy-Rey
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Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 January 2003 – 31 December 2011
Preceded by Ruth Dreifuss
Succeeded by Alain Berset
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011
Vice President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
Preceded by Doris Leuthard
Succeeded by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
In office
1 January 2007 – 31 December 2007
Vice President Pascal Couchepin
Preceded by Moritz Leuenberger
Succeeded by Pascal Couchepin
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 November 2010 – 31 December 2010
President Doris Leuthard
Preceded by Moritz Leuenberger
Succeeded by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf
In office
1 January 2006 – 31 December 2006
President Moritz Leuenberger
Preceded by Moritz Leuenberger
Succeeded by Pascal Couchepin
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 January 2003 – 31 December 2011
Preceded by Joseph Deiss
Succeeded by Didier Burkhalter
Personal details
Born 8 July 1945 (1945-07-08) (age 74)
Sion, Switzerland
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) André Calmy
Alma mater Graduate Institute of International Studies

Micheline Calmy-Rey (born 8 July 1945) is a Swiss politician. She was Switzerland's foreign minister as head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. She was also a member of the Swiss Federal Council from 2003. She was President of the Confederation in 2007 and again in 2011. She resigned her office as member of the Federal Council on 31 December 2011.

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