Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis took over as president of the country on Saturday, TASS reports.
The presidential elections were held in December last year at a joint meeting of the two chambers of parliament.
It is known that Cassis will exercise presidential powers for 12 months, while remaining the head of the foreign policy department.
Previously, the politician served as vice-president of Switzerland, combining it with the position of federal adviser for international affairs.
Earlier, Chile summed up the results of the presidential elections, the second round of which took place on December 19.