Swiss Federal Council election, 1999

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Elections to the Swiss Federal Council were held on 15 December 1999 to elect all seven members of Switzerland's Federal Council. The 246 members of the United Federal Assembly elect the seven members individually by an absolute majority of votes, with the members serving for four years, beginning on 1 January 2000, or until resigning.

Results[edit]

Seat held by Adolf Ogi[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Adolf Ogi SVP Zürich 211
Franz Steinegger FDP Uri 11
Others 27
Ballot papers distributed 245
Ballot papers returned 245
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 16 (2)
Valid votes 229

Seat held by Kaspar Villiger[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Kaspar Villiger FDP Valais 178
Franz Steinegger FDP Uri 15
Others 31
Ballot papers distributed 244
Ballot papers returned 244
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 11 (0)
Valid votes 233

Seat held by Ruth Dreifuss[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Ruth Dreifuss SP Geneva 148
Franz Steinegger FDP Uri 58
Others 29
Ballot papers distributed 244
Ballot papers returned 244
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 9 (1)
Valid votes 235

Seat held by Moritz Leuenberger[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Moritz Leuenberger SP Zürich 154
Christoph Blocher SVP Zürich 58
Others 23
Ballot papers distributed 243
Ballot papers returned 243
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 8 (2)
Valid votes 235

Seat held by Pascal Couchepin[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Pascal Couchepin FDP Valais 124
Franz Steinegger FDP Uri 20
Frank A. Meyer None Bern 19
Yves Christen FDP Valais 15
Christine Beerli FDP Bern 13
Others 24
Ballot papers distributed 245
Ballot papers returned 245
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 21 (1)
Valid votes 224

Seat held by Ruth Metzler[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Ruth Metzler CVP Appenzell Innerrhoden 144
Chiara Simoneschi CVP Ticino 13
Rosmarie Zapfl CVP Zürich 11
Others 63
Ballot papers distributed 245
Ballot papers returned 242
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 11 (0)
Valid votes 231

Seat held by Joseph Deiss[edit]

Candidate Party Canton Round 1
Joseph Deiss CVP Fribourg 173
Peter Hess CVP Zug 10
Others 46
Ballot papers distributed 242
Ballot papers returned 241
Invalid votes (of which spoiled) 12 (7)
Valid votes 229

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