Hans Stöckli (born April 12, 1952) is a Swiss politician. He is a member of the Council of States and serves as the president of that house for the 51st legislature in 2019/2020. Previously, he was a member of the National Council of Switzerland from 2004 to 2011, a member of the Grand Council of Bern and the mayor of Biel.
|Member of the Council of States|
|Assumed office |
5 December 2011
|Preceded by||Adrian Amstutz|
|President of the Council of States|
|Assumed office |
2 December 2019
|Preceded by||Jean-René Fournier|
|Member of the National Council of Switzerland|
20 September 2004 – 4 December 2011
|Born||12 April 1952|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Switzerland|
Stöckli entered politics in 1979 winning election to city city council of Biel. In 1990, he became mayor of the commune. In 2002, he moved to the Grand Council of Bern and, in 2004, was elected to the National Council to replace Rudolf Strahm, who had been appointed as the Swiss price regulator.
He was re-elected in 2007 and then won election to the Council of States in 2011. He had written an essay in 1971 calling for the abolition of the body, which he said had grown stale at the time. In 2018, he was elected as Vice President of the chamber, which gave him the upper hand in the 2019 election. He was elected on December 2, 2019 with 49 out of 51 votes. 
Stöckli speaks all four official languages of Switzerland. 
He is married to Katharina Stöckli, a teacher.
- "Official website of Hans Stöckli". Retrieved 2019-12-28.
- "Watchdog Strahm bows out from friends and foes". SwissInfo. 2008-08-31.
- "Ständeratspräsident Stöckli überrascht mit Geständnis". Tages Anzeiger (in German). 2019-12-02.
| President of the Council of States