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9 June, 2008

Of the people

It seems that in the Swiss system of government, the President of the Confederation is only elected for one year, after which the Vice-President is promoted, and so on.  Hence, a fresh photo of the Federal Council needs to be taken each year.

As Worldman observes, the results tend to be austere, but this year's is a little different.
The image depicts about fifty people (I haven't counted), nominally representing the diversity of the population. Only eight people are looking directly at the camera: the Council members.

I can't decide whether this is contrived to the point of cynicism, but nor can I deny that I like the gesture.

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