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Jean-Jacques Cevey has passed away


Jean-Jacques Cevey, the honorary president of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), passed away in Montreux on 11 May aged 85.

Cevey presided over OSA from 1992 to 1998. He was an extremely committed president who always maintained close contact with the Swiss abroad and successfully conveyed their concerns to Swiss politicians. OSA benefited tremendously from his great political experience. Among the positions he held, Cevey was the municipal mayor of Montreux (1969–1988), president of the Vaud Free Democrats (Parti radical) and a member of the National Council from 1967 to 1991, serving as its president in 1987. He was also President of Switzerland Tourism from 1980 to 1994.

Jean-Jacques Cevey was born in 1928 in Sainte-Croix. He studied law and worked as a journalist and editor before and after his career in politics. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Aix-Marseille University for his wide-ranging commitments, which included cultural interests.