Thérèse Meyer

Last updated
Therese Meyer Therese Meyer-Kaelin.jpg
Thérèse Meyer

Thérèse Meyer-Kaelin (born 17 May 1948 in Châtel-Saint-Denis) is a Swiss politician. She is a member of the Swiss National Council and President of the National Council for 2005.

Christian-democratic member of the local Parliament of Estavayer-le-Lac from 1980 to 1982. Member of the Municipal council from 1982 to 1991. Mayor of Estavayer-le-Lac from 1991 to 1991. Member of the cantonal Parliament of Fribourg from 1996 to 1999. Became member of the National Council after Joseph Deiss' election to the Federal Council. Speaker from 8 March 2005 to 28 November 2005 after Jean-Philippe Maitre's retirement for health reasons. Paid official visits to Austria, Tunisia and Ireland. Attended the second summit of Speakers in New York in September 2005.

Member of the Committee for Health and Social Security since 1999 and then also of the Committee for Political Institutions from 2003 to date. From 1999–2003, member of the French Speaking Parliamentarians Assembly.

Meyer is married to Dr. Claude Meyer and mother of three.

Preceded by
Jean-Philippe Maitre
President of the Swiss National Council
2005
Succeeded by
Claude Janiak


Related Research Articles

Pierre Graber Swiss politician (1908-2003)

Pierre Graber was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1970–1978).

Joseph Deiss economist, member of the Swiss Federal Council

Joseph Deiss is an economist, Swiss politician and a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC). From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the Swiss Federal Council, heading first the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (1999–2002) and then the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2003–2006). He was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly for its 65th session in 2010.

Vaud Canton of Switzerland

The canton of Vaud is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size. It is located in Romandy, the French-speaking western part of the country; and borders the canton of Neuchâtel to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and France to the west.

Lake Neuchâtel lake in Switzerland

Lake Neuchâtel is a lake primarily in Romandy, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The lake lies mainly in the canton of Neuchâtel, but is also shared by the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, and Bern.

Max Binder Swiss politician

Max Binder is a Swiss politician. He was a member of the National Council from the Canton of Zurich from 1991 to 2015 and served as the President (speaker) of the National Council from 2003 to 2004. A farmer by profession, he was member of the parliament of the canton of Zurich from 1985 to 1990. Since 1990, he is a municipal councilor in Illnau-Effretikon in charge of the Health Department.

Lambert van Nistelrooij Dutch politician

Lambertus Jacobus Jozef van Nistelrooij is a Dutch politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2004 till 2019. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, part of the European People's Party.

Alain Berset member of the Swiss Federal Council

Alain Berset is a Swiss politician serving as a member of the Federal Council since 2012. A member of the Social Democratic Party, he has served as head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs since his election. From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, he served as President of the Swiss Confederation; at age 45, Berset was the youngest President of the Confederation since Marcel Pilet-Golaz in 1934.

Estavayer-le-Lac Former municipality of Switzerland in Fribourg

Estavayer-le-Lac [] is a former Swiss municipality of the canton of Fribourg, situated on the south shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Estavayer-le-Lac is located between Yverdon and Bern. It is the capital of the district of Broye. The municipality of Font merged on 1 January 2012 into the municipality of Estavayer-le-Lac. On 1 January 2017 Bussy, Morens, Murist, Rueyres-les-Prés, Vernay and Vuissens merged into the new municipality of Estavayer.

<i>Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno</i>

Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno is a Latin phrase that means One for all, all for one. It is the unofficial motto of Switzerland. A French version, Un pour tous, tous pour un, was made famous by Alexandre Dumas in the novel The Three Musketeers.

Broye District is one of the seven districts of the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, lying in the vicinity of Lake Neuchâtel. Its territory is non-contiguous and Broye is fragmented into four parts, three of which exist as exclaves from the canton of Fribourg. It has a population of 32,894.

Estavayer Place in Fribourg, Switzerland

Estavayer is a municipality of the canton of Fribourg, situated on the south shore of Lake Neuchâtel. Estavayer is located between Yverdon and Bern. It is the capital of the district of Broye. It was created on 1 January 2017 when the former municipalities of Bussy, Estavayer-le-Lac, Morens, Murist, Rueyres-les-Prés, Vernay and Vuissens merged to form Estavayer.

Bent Høie Norwegian politician

Bent Høie is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party who has been Minister of Health and Care Services since 16 October 2013. He is a representative of Rogaland in the Storting and was first elected in 2001.

Christian Lüscher Swiss politician

Christian Lüscher is a Swiss attorney and politician of FDP.The Liberals, representing the Canton of Geneva in the National Council. He stood for election to the Swiss Federal Council on 16 September 2009.

Jacqueline Fehr Swiss politician

Jacqueline Fehr is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland. She represents the Canton of Zürich in the Swiss National Council.

Johann Schneider-Ammann businessman, politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (2010-2018)

Johann Niklaus Schneider-Ammann is a Swiss businessman and a politician. Schneider-Ammann is married, has two children, and lives in Langenthal, Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

Ueli Leuenberger Swiss politician

Ueli Leuenberger is a Swiss politician affiliated with the Green Party.

Isabelle Moret Swiss politician

Isabelle Moret, born Isabelle Zuppiger on December 30, 1970 in Lausanne, is a Swiss politician, member of the FDP.The Liberals, who lives in Yens-sur-Morges in the Canton of Vaud. She has been a member of the National Council since 2006. She is the President of the National Council for the 2019/2020 term.

Evi Allemann Swiss politician

Evi Allemann is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party.

Marina Carobbio Guscetti Swiss politician

Marina Carobbio Guscetti is a Swiss politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (DPS) of which she has been the vice-chairwoman since March 1st, 2008. She was the president of the National Council in 2018–2019 and became a Councillor of States in December 2019.

Susanne Leutenegger Oberholzer Swiss politician

Susanne Leutenegger Oberholzer is a politician of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland. She was a National Councillor from 1987 to 1991, then again from 1999 to 2018.