Francis Matthey (born 17 July 1942 in Le Locle, Canton of Neuchâtel) is Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (SPS/PSS), best known for declining the election to the Swiss Federal Council on 3 March 1993. Matthey was elected instead of the official candidate of his party, Christiane Brunner. To follow the resolution of the party to enable the election of woman to the Federal Council, he declined the office. Ruth Dreifuss was finally elected to succeed René Felber.
- Profile of Francis Matthey with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Biography of Francis Matthey on the website of the Swiss Parliament. (French)
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