1942 – Born on the 5th of April.
1976 – He had been Deputy Mayor.
1979 – Member of the National Council.
1984 – Mayor of Martigny.
1998 – He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on the 11th of March as a member of the Free Democratic Party and French speaking Valais.
2002 – Federal Department of Economic Affairs.
2003 – Federal Department of Home Affairs.
– He was the President of the Confederation.
2006 – On the 13th of December, he was elected vice-president of the Confederation.
2007 – On the 14th of March, he is the Vice-President of Switzerland.
2008 – He will be elected president.