Following the resignation of Joseph Deiss from the Federal Council, Leuthard is considered as one of the possible successors as her Party and she declared being the official and unique candidate to replace Deiss. She should be elected on June 14 as the fifth woman elected to the Federal Council. Joseph Deiss (born January 18, 1946) is an economist and Swiss politician. ...
Leuthard grew up in a rural part of Switzerland between Zurich and Lucerne and feels very much at home in her garden, tending her vegetables and flowers, only a stone's throw from where her parents live.
Leuthard responds to those who criticise her lack of experience by pointing out that she is head of a party which boasts several thousand members.
DorisLeuthard was born in Merenschwand in canton Aargau in 1963.
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