List of cantonal executives of Switzerland

This article lists the cantonal executives of Switzerland. Each canton of Switzerland has its own executive body, as well as legislative body. The Federal Council is the executive of the Swiss federal government, and is included for purposes of comparison.

The cantonal executives are collegial bodies, each with 5 or 7 members. They are generally called Regierungsrat (Executive Council) in German-speaking cantons and Conseil d'État (State Council) in French-speaking cantons.

The below list is up to date as of 29 May 2010.

Canton Executive
Official name(s)
Members President Party Last election Next election
AG Aargau Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Peter Beyeler FDP
AR Appenzell Ausserrhoden Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Jakob Brunnschweiler FDP
AI Appenzell Innerrhoden Commission of State
Standeskommission  (German)
7 Daniel Fässler N/A
BS Basel-Stadt Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Guy Morin Greens
BL Basel-Landschaft Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Urs Wüthrich-Pelloli SP 11 February 2007
BE Bern Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
Conseil exécutif  (French)
7 Hans-Jürg Käser FDP 28 March 2010
FR Fribourg Council of State
Conseil d'État  (French)
Staatsrat  (German)
7 Beat Vonlanthen CVP 26 November 2006 4 December 2010
GE Geneva Council of State
Conseil d'État  (French)
7 François Longchamp FDP 15 November 2009
GL Glarus Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Robert Marti BDP
GR Graubünden Executive Council
Regierung  (German)
Regenza  (Romansh)
Governo  (Italian)
5 Claudio Lardi SP
JU Jura Government
Gouvernement  (French)
5 Charles Juillard CVP
LU Lucerne Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Anton Schwingruber CVP
NE Neuchâtel Council of State
Conseil d'État  (French)
5 Jean Studer SP
NW Nidwalden Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Beat Fuchs FDP
OW Obwalden Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Esther Gasser Pfulg FDP
SH Schaffhausen Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Erhard Meister SVP
SZ Schwyz Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Georg Hess CVP
SO Solothurn Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Walter Straumann CVP
SG St. Gallen Government
Regierung  (German)
7 Josef Keller CVP
TG Thurgau Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
5 Claudius Graf-Schelling SP
TI Ticino Council of State
Consiglio di Stato  (Italian)
5 Paolo Beltraminelli CVP
UR Uri Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Isidor Baumann CVP
VS Valais Council of State
Conseil d'État  (French)
Staatsrat  (German)
5 Jean-Michel Cina CVP
VD Vaud Council of State
Conseil d'État  (French)
7 Pascal Broulis FDP
ZG Zug Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Peter Hegglin CVP
ZH Zürich Executive Council
Regierungsrat  (German)
7 Hans Hollenstein CVP
CH Confederation Federal Council
Bundesrat  (German)
Conseil fédéral  (French)
Consiglio federale  (Italian)
Cussegl federal  (Romansh)
7 Doris Leuthard CVP 12 December 2007

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