|Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 3):|
One possible alternative is in Switzerland where the head of state is rotated on a regular basis among representives of the member states of that country.
As I posted in my previous post it is something like you said, but you are not entirely right. The so called president comes not of the representives of the Cantons (states). He is elected out of the seven people of the government for one year but he is not really a head only a "primus inter pares" with mostly representation duties. Perhaps you mixed a little bit up with the German Bundesrat. Our Bundesrat is the government, the German Bundesrat is the part of the parliament which are the representives of the Bundesländer (states). In Switzerland the Ständerat (one chamber of parliament) is like the US Senat (two of each state or Canton).