He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 10 December 1986 and handed over office on 30 April 1999. He is affiliated to the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland.
During his office time he held the following departments:
He was President of the Confederation twice, first in 1991 and then again in 1998.
- Flavio Cotti in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Profile of Flavio Cotti with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Flavio Cotti in the German National Library catalogue
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