Switzerland is ruled by a seven-man Federal Council elected by its Parliament. Each year the Council gives one of its members the title of President. Chosen last week from the newly elected Council: onetime (1934) President Marcel Pilet-Golaz,* 49, lawyer, neutral (educated in both France and Germany), lieutenant colonel in the nation's civilian Army (whose 500,000 men have been under arms since September).

*Golaz is his wife's maiden name, adopted as is the custom of many Swiss.


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