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Brugger, Ernst

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Born: 1914 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: Swiss
Categories: Politician

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1914 - Born on March 10th in Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland. Ernst Brugger, a former President of Switzerland who reached a European free trade deal for his country.

1969 - He served on Zurich's state government with the centrist Radical Party before being elected to the country's ruling seven-member coalition cabinet, the Federal Council.

1970 - As economy minister, he concluded a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the European Economic Community.

1973 - He was elected as vice president.

1974 - He became President of Switzerland (the Swiss presidency rotates each year among the seven cabinet members).

1978 - He resigned from the Swiss government on January 31st.

1998 - Died on June 20th in Grüningen, Zürich, Switzerland.

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