Swiss finance minister to step down, leaving cabinet seat sought by nationalists

October 28, 2015 4:38 PM

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Swiss finance minister to step down, leaving cabinet seat sought by nationalists

Swiss Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, head of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF), attends a press conference in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The Swiss finance minister says she’s resigning from Switzerland’s seven-member executive body following legislative elections in which a nationalist party trounced her smaller conservative party. After nearly eight years on the Federal Council, Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says she’ll step down by year-end in the wake of the Oct. 18 electoral victory of the anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party, to the detriment of her conservative BDP party. (Lukas Lehmann/Keystone via AP) (The Associated Press)

GENEVA – The Swiss finance minister says she's resigning from Switzerland's seven-member executive body following legislative elections in which a nationalist party trounced her smaller conservative party.

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