Mon Mar 19th, 2007 at 04:28:01 AM EST
This will be only a short diary, as I don't have the time for more right now. However, I think this is great and fun news. Moritz Leuenberger
who is one of the seven members of the Swiss Federal Council
has started on March 14. his own BLOG
. Leuenberger is head of Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication
Leuenberger is one of the two Socialdemocratic (SP) Counselors, besides Micheline Calmy Rey the Foreign Minister. In 2001 and 2006 he was President of the Swiss Confederation He has always been somewhat unconventional and so it is not very surprising that he should be the first to start a blog.
Leuenberger is already being teased and called Bundesrat "Blogger", which he said at first was confusing as it sounds similar to Bundesrat Blocher who is the right-wing counselor.
If you want to know more about him there is a short English bio wiki and to my amazement a longer one in Swiss German also on wiki. :-)