Christa Markwalder
Christa Markwalder
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Personal details
Born July 27, 1975
Burgdorf, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Political party Free Democratic Party
Profession Politician
Religion Evangelical

Christa Markwalder (born July 27, 1975 in Burgdorf) is a Swiss politician from the FDP.

Personal Life

Markwalder studied Law and General Ecology at the University of Berne, graduating with a law degree and the Certificate of General Ecology, and was an assistant at the Institute for European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern. Since January 2008 she worked as a lawyer at the Zurich Insurance Group .

Political Career

Christa Markwalder began her political career with the Young Liberals in Burgdorf, where she was a member of the city council between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, she was elected to the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern. At the same time her father, Hans-Rudolf Markwalder was not re-elected.

Markwalder is a board member of the FDP Switzerland and president of the New European Movement Switzerland (NEBS) . She is regarded as a proponents of the social or left-liberal wing of the FDP, as traffic issues or as an advocate of moderate liberalization of cannabis use; she sees herself as a "classical liberal".