On Wednesday, the social-democrat named fellow moderates to key economic posts at Finance, Labor, Budget, and Social Affairs.
The social-democrat now becomes the principal opponent to President Nicolas Sarkozy's reelection bid next spring.
It follows that the time spent in prison and exile is about one-third of the time a social-democrat is active.
A weekly paper, the social-democrat, was established at Zrich.
Against his will, for he was a social-democrat, he accepted the offer.