Each chamber has its own office, which deals with matters concerning organisation and procedures and has a secretariat.

In practical terms, the offices draw up the programme for the session and the schedule of debates for their respective Councils, nominate the committees and the delegations, define the respective areas that the latter will be dealing with and allot parliamentary matters to them to deal with.

The Office of the National Council and the Office of the Council of States together form the Conference for Coordination.



President / First vice president / Second vice president




Presidents of the groups


Note: The Social Democratic parliamentary group is led by a co-presidency. One person is present and entitled to vote at Office meetings.

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Non members

Substitute tellers



The secretariat

Secretary General Philippe Schwab
T +41 58 322 97 01
Secretary of the National CouncilPierre-Hervé Freléchoz
T +41 58 322 95 20
Deputy Secretary of the National CouncilAnnina Jegher
T +41 58 322 98 47
EnquiriesGilda Puca
T +41 58 322 97 25
F +41 58 322 99 21