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2018
Cantonal elections of April 15

The citizens of Geneva once again extended me their trust by granting me the immense honor of being the only candidate to have been voted in during the first round of the Council of State, with 50,180 votes.

2017
Federal campaign of September 20

After several weeks of intense and passionate campaigning, I came second in the Federal Council election, with 90 votes, ahead of my fellow candidate, Isabelle Moret (VD). Ignazio Cassis (TI) was elected federal councilor with 125 votes.

2017
PLR candidate for the Council of State

On June 15, 2017, my party again showed its faith in me by massively supporting my candidature for a further term on the Council of State (210 votes out of 216 valid votes). I stood alongside Nathalie Fontanet and Alexandre de Senarclens, who also stood as candidates during the campaign.

2016
President of the Latin Conference of Heads of Justice and Police Departments

The Latin Conference of Heads of Justice and Police Departments (CLDJP) is an institution of the federal system that heads up inter-cantonal cooperation in the realms of justice and police departments.

2013
Re-election to the Council of State

Re-elected with an absolute majority on November 10, 2013, during the second round of the Council of State election, with 59,057 votes (52% of the votes cast). My department was then assigned the economic affairs portfolio, becoming the present-day Department of Public Security and Economic Affairs (DSE).

2012
Election to the Council of State

Elected on June 17, 2012, during a partial election for the Council of State, following the resignation of Mark Muller, with 40,966 votes (40% of the votes cast). I took responsibility for the Department of Public Security (DS) at that time.

2011
Mayor of Geneva City

I started one year in office, by becoming Mayor of the City of Geneva on June 1, 2011.

2011
Re-election to the Administrative Council

Re-elected for a second term on the Administrative Council of Geneva City, with 15,440 votes.

2007
Election to the Administrative Council

Elected on April 29, 2007 to the Administrative Council of Geneva City, with 17,611 votes. I took up responsibility for the Department of the Urban Environment and Public Security (DEUS).

2006
Master’s degree in Law from Fribourg University

With a previous education in law, I studied bilingual classes (French/German) at Fribourg University, and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Law.

2005
Chair of the Federal Commission for Child and Youth Affairs

From 2005 to 2015, following my appointment of federal councilor Pascal Couchepin, I had the honor of chairing the Federal Commission for Child and Youth Affairs (CFEJ)

2005
Chair of the Geneva Radical Party

After the election of François Longchamp to the Geneva Council of State (December 2005), I took up the chair of the Geneva Radical Party, while still convalescent, until my election to the Geneva City authority (May 2007).

2003
Captain in a military disaster aid unit

I did around 800 days of military service, reaching the rank of captain, acting as company commander in the rescue corps.

2003
Chair of the Geneva City Radicals

I was elected to the chair of the Radical Party of Geneva City, right at the beginning of the municipal legislature (2003-2007).

1999
Election to the Municipal Council of Geneva City

Re-elected for a second term in 2003. As part of my office of municipal councilor, I was notably head of the Radicals group (2003-2005), as well as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Municipal Council (2006-2007). I was also President of the Finances Committee (2004-2005), and was involved in uncovering the scandal of 25 Rue du Stand.

1997
Volunteer in the volunteer firefighters

I volunteered for the corps of voluntary firefighters of the City of Geneva.

1993
Founding of the youth parliament

I took part in the founding of the youth parliament. We managed to organize various youth-oriented schemes, of which some still exist even up to the present day, such as the night bus service, Noctambus.

1978
Born in Geneva
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May 8, 2019
Cantonal elections of April 15

The citizens of Geneva once again extended me their trust by granting me the immense honor of being the only candidate to have been voted in during the first round of the Council of State, with 50,180 votes.

May 8, 2019
Federal campaign of September 20

After several weeks of intense and passionate campaigning, I came second in the Federal Council election, with 90 votes, ahead of my fellow candidate, Isabelle Moret (VD). Ignazio Cassis (TI) was elected federal councilor with 125 votes.

May 8, 2019
PLR candidate for the Council of State

On June 15, 2017, my party again showed its faith in me by massively supporting my candidature for a further term on the Council of State (210 votes out of 216 valid votes). I stood alongside Nathalie Fontanet and Alexandre de Senarclens, who also stood as candidates during the campaign.

May 8, 2019
President of the Latin Conference of Heads of Justice and Police Departments

The Latin Conference of Heads of Justice and Police Departments (CLDJP) is an institution of the federal system that heads up inter-cantonal cooperation in the realms of justice and police departments.

May 8, 2019
Re-election to the Council of State

Re-elected with an absolute majority on November 10, 2013, during the second round of the Council of State election, with 59,057 votes (52% of the votes cast). My department was then assigned the economic affairs portfolio, becoming the present-day Department of Public Security and Economic Affairs (DSE).

May 8, 2019
Election to the Council of State

Elected on June 17, 2012, during a partial election for the Council of State, following the resignation of Mark Muller, with 40,966 votes (40% of the votes cast). I took responsibility for the Department of Public Security (DS) at that time.

May 8, 2019
Mayor of Geneva City

I started one year in office, by becoming Mayor of the City of Geneva on June 1, 2011.

May 8, 2019
Re-election to the Administrative Council

Re-elected for a second term on the Administrative Council of Geneva City, with 15,440 votes.

May 8, 2019
Election to the Administrative Council

Elected on April 29, 2007 to the Administrative Council of Geneva City, with 17,611 votes. I took up responsibility for the Department of the Urban Environment and Public Security (DEUS).

May 8, 2019
Master’s degree in Law from Fribourg University

With a previous education in law, I studied bilingual classes (French/German) at Fribourg University, and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Law.

May 8, 2019
Chair of the Federal Commission for Child and Youth Affairs

From 2005 to 2015, following my appointment of federal councilor Pascal Couchepin, I had the honor of chairing the Federal Commission for Child and Youth Affairs (CFEJ)

May 8, 2019
Chair of the Geneva Radical Party

After the election of François Longchamp to the Geneva Council of State (December 2005), I took up the chair of the Geneva Radical Party, while still convalescent, until my election to the Geneva City authority (May 2007).

May 8, 2019
Captain in a military disaster aid unit

I did around 800 days of military service, reaching the rank of captain, acting as company commander in the rescue corps.

May 8, 2019
Chair of the Geneva City Radicals

I was elected to the chair of the Radical Party of Geneva City, right at the beginning of the municipal legislature (2003-2007).

May 8, 2019
Election to the Municipal Council of Geneva City

Re-elected for a second term in 2003. As part of my office of municipal councilor, I was notably head of the Radicals group (2003-2005), as well as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Municipal Council (2006-2007). I was also President of the Finances Committee (2004-2005), and was involved in uncovering the scandal of 25 Rue du Stand.

May 8, 2019
Volunteer in the volunteer firefighters

I volunteered for the corps of voluntary firefighters of the City of Geneva.

May 8, 2019
Founding of the youth parliament

I took part in the founding of the youth parliament. We managed to organize various youth-oriented schemes, of which some still exist even up to the present day, such as the night bus service, Noctambus.

February 22, 2019
Born in Geneva
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