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Christiane Brunner (b. Geneva, 23 March 1947) is a Swiss female politician and a licensed lawyer.

Christiane Brunner
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Personal details
Born (1947-03-23) 23 March 1947 (age 72)
Geneva, Switzerland
Political partySocial Democratic Party


Brunner has occupied the following positions:

1993 electionEdit

Brunner was the official candidate of the Socialist Party when René Felber retired from the Federal Council in 1993. On 3 March 1993 the Federal Assembly elected Francis Matthey, however he forfeited this position due to the opposition of his own party. On 10 March 1993 Ruth Dreifuss was elected to the Federal Council over Christiane Brunner.


Brunner is very active in affairs dealing with trade unions (she is the president of the FTMH union), and was a member of Parliament who became very engaged when topics such as Social Security and labor laws were discussed.

She is currently the president of the Committee for Social Security and Public Health in the Council of States (CSSS-CE).

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