The meeting room of the Council of State in the Château Saint-Maire in Lausanne.
The meeting room of the Council of State in the Château Saint-Maire in Lausanne.
The Château Saint-Maire.

The Council of State of the Canton of Vaud (French: Conseil d'État du Canton de Vaud) is the executive organ of the Canton of Vaud, in Switzerland. Vaud has a seven-member Conseil d'État. The responsibilities of the Council of State is to run the administration, submit laws and decrees to the Grand Council, observe a budget and adopt regulations or directives.[1] Essentially, the Cantons define their own structure within federal regulations. Switzerland consists of twenty-six cantons in which each can influence the federal government.[2] Vaud is a part of these cantons, and it is the central area connected to high trafficked communication routes in Switzerland. Guy Parmelin, a former swiss president, is from the Canton of Vaud, and was first elected into their government in 2015.[3]


Name Party Office Elected Notes
Cesla Amarelle Social Democratic Party Education, Youth, and Culture 2017
Pascal Broulis PLR Finance and External Relations 2002
Christelle Luisier Brodard PLR Interior 2020
Rebecca Ruiz Social Democratic Party Health and Social Action 2019
Philippe Leuba PLR Economy 2007
Béatrice Métraux Green Party Security and the Environment 2012
Nuria Gorrite Social Democratic Party Infrastructure 2012

Notes and references

  1. ^ Vaud, The Canton of Vaud (2022). "The Canton of Vaud" (PDF).
  2. ^ Weerts, Sophie (2016). "Swiss Cantonal Constitutions as Sources of Law for the Protection of Fundamental Rights". Revue interdisciplinaire d'études juridiques. 77 (2): 77, 179–205. doi:10.3917/riej.077.0179.
  3. ^ Mueller and Linda, W. and S. (2021). "Consensus democracy: The swiss system of power-sharing". Swiss Democracy: Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies: 167–207. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-63266-3_5. ISBN 978-3-030-63265-6. PMC 7816082.

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