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Depends on how you define "to meet". The highest ranking politician I've actually had a chat with is a member of our national legislature, so the American equivalent would be a Congressman. The reason I met him was that I am in the same party and I went to a panel discussion that was held as a campaigning event and where he was a speaker. I used to be politically active myself (not so much anymore now) and I was myself running for a seat in our regional legislature (so that would be the state legislature/general assembly of the state you live in, in America). Of course I wanted to use the opportunity and do some networking ;-).
However, I've also met several members of our federal council, though I didn't talk to them, I just saw them or stood next to them. In Switzerland, we don't have one single president or one single chancellor. Instead, our national executive branch (so the president or prime minister or chancellor in most other countries) consists of 7 people. Together they form the federal council. They are all presidents and ministers of the country at the same time and govern the country as a team (the 7-person team is made up of members of the four largest parties). The reason I've met some of these people is that contrary to the US or other European countries, Switzerland still works quite old-fashioned in a sense (positively speaking). Instead of having tons of secret service agents around them and being escorted to work in a limousine, many of our presidents (members of the federal council) go to work by train. While they obviously work in our capital (Bern), not all of them actually live in the same city. So some of them commute to work by train just like anyone else and with all the other commuters. They do have security people who kind of watch out for them but only at work. When they walk around in the city or go home, they basically become a normal person and easily blend into the crowds. There are two major reasons this works so well: contrary to many other countries, we have a very low crime rate. So the chance of somebody trying to attack or even assassinate them is very small (I don't think there has ever been such an attempt so far). The other reason is that Swiss people tend to have a very reserved mentality and don't talk to strangers a lot. We're a bit like Finnish people... we just want to be quiet and be left alone ;-). We also kind of have this mentality that says "Please leave me in peace and I will also leave you in1