Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

Born: 1 April, 1936, in Vevey, Switzerland. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz received a degree in political science from the University of Lausanne and then worked as the assistant director of the Swiss National Exhibition. He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council in 1983 and was the head of the Swiss Federal Military Department from 1984 to 1986 and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs from 1987 to 1998.
The Swiss have a unique system of "Presidents", in which each (of the seven) members of the Federal Council take turns in becoming first the Vice-President and then the President for a year. However, the title of President (and Vice-Presdient) only applies within Switzerland,;when the person travels, officially he represents the Swiss Department he is head of. So, when Jean-Pascal Delamuraz came to Latvia in 1995, he came as the head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, but he was also the Vice-Presdient of Switzerland at the time.
The Presdient of Latvia, Guntis Ulmanis received Jean-Pascal Delamuraz at the house on 31 March, 1995.
Jean-Paul Delamuraz resigned from the Federal Council in 1998 and died a few months later, in Lausanne.