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Amherd could help us in future army voting

"This is an exciting new starting point, we welcome it, that we have for the first time, a woman at the top of the VBS," says the President of the Swiss officers ' Association (SOG), Stefan Holenstein, at the request of the editorial Board of Tamedia. At noon it became known that on the last Wednesday in the Federal Council is elected She takes the helm of the defense Ministry.

get the stone in the occupation of the VBS leadership advantages for the further development of the army. "We have written to us for some time, the issue of female promotion to the Flag and hope for an added boost," said Holenstein. This but not only in terms of personnel.

women's voices at the ballot box

The officer of the President win thinks of the ballot box. "In the future, the poor votes could help us win the votes of women," said Holenstein. Especially in 2014, the people sank procurement of the fighter jets is likely to have Gripen in military circles ached.

a representative of the liberal wing of the CVP is That Viola Amherd now to the top of the Ministry of defense, looks to get the stone left. With a view to the officer corps, he says: "Some of the officers would have liked, probably more of Karin Keller-Sutter in the VBS. This, because of the rather tight political orientation."

CVP reacts in focus

The VBS is part of the Federal Council to the less popular Departments. Apparently Amherd had in the body of the worst cards, and could not prevail. Therefore, holenstein says: "We are aware that it is not for Federal councillor Viola Amherd. You took on the VBS leadership is likely to be quite voluntary." For 23 years, the Department was in the hands of the SVP.

The CVP takes on the challenge of the defense Department. Communication chief Manuel Ackermann said on Monday according to the Department distribution, the CVP was "not disappointed" that their newly-elected Federal councillor Viola Amherd two of the VBS. "This is a welcome task," said Ackermann. Safety was an important issue for the CVP. In addition, there is to master in each Department challenges.

the courage of the new Minister of defence of the assigned national councillor Susanne Leutenegger Oberholzer:

More annoyed with the Green Maya Graf:

The tasks in the VBS

The biggest challenges for the new VBS Director are the plans for the air defense. The Federal Council wants to buy for a maximum of 8 billion Swiss francs in new fighter jets and ground-to-air missiles.

The Association of the two projects meets with the parties to fierce resistance. Only the SVP is behind the Federal Council. The last word is likely to have the people in the year 2020. Unlike the failed purchase of the Gripen, it should but can't decide on the selected model.

* the Material of the Agency SDA (editorial Tamedia)

10.12.2018, 15:32 PM

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