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Are the Greens, partners or rivals? Probably both

The delegates of the SP Switzerland concluded on Saturday in Bern, an ambiguous choice of the balance sheet. The losses in both chambers were painful, but the left camp had been strengthened as a whole.

The new legislative period offers, therefore, great opportunities, emphasised the party chief Christian Levrat. Switzerland has now "the most progressive Parliament for decades". By 2023, significant advances are possible in the areas of climate policy, pensions, health insurance premiums, and Europe.

The SP have achieved in the elections, their main goal – the break-up of the right-wing majority. In order to mobilise the whole of the Left, have blurred the SP, the differences between the green and the own positions. It is logical that the Green would be worn as the "coolest" party of the success of it.

of Course, would have to be processed, the reasons for the election defeat, relentlessly, said Levrat. However, the SP should not "breed in a semi-depressed state over the positioning of the party." The voters expected, rather, an active policy for environmental, social and solidarity Switzerland.

criticism was limited

The SP lost the elections in the autumn of four seats in the national Assembly and three in the Council of States. The voters share decreased noticeably. Nevertheless, the criticism of the party leadership held on Saturday in the borders. The party's course voice, he had to be conveyed to the voters just better, it was called variously. In addition, in several cantons of encouraging successes.

but There were also delegates who warned against the losses in an attractive light. "Nothing brings us to say that we were the better Green," said about the Juso-Boss Ronja Jansen. The SP had values to reflect back to your reason, and the struggle for social justice, determined to lead.

young politician wants to Levrat inherit

Some delegates complained, moreover, that the party had far too much of the workforce. One of them is the Zeeland young politician and electrician, Martin Schwab, who wants to run next year for the SP Bureau. Christian Levrat back in April known as a party chief.

That the SP no longer take care of the workers, is an old wives ' tale, said a delegate. A choice analysis of the business line is your right. The SP is rooted in their classical voters segment remains strong, it means in the internal paper. "We must, however, make us consider how we can use the well-educated middle classes again stronger for the SP to win."

SP to find more fixes

Federal councillor Simonetta Sommaruga and encouraged the Comrades, the internal debates continue. Since she was in the SP, will lead the party lively discussions about strategy and content.

"further brings out The us, if we want to do our job well," said Sommaruga. And the task of the SP is to find majorities for solutions, which will bring the whole country forward.

Agreed party leadership and delegates was that the next months will bring big challenges. Levrat and also group boss Roger Nordmann, particularly referring to the vote on the SVP's notice of termination of the initiative in the coming may. Both warned of the "Swiss Brexit", the threat here.

Twice Yes on 9. February

in addition, the SP Switzerland recommends that the two templates from the 9. February for adoption. The delegates said Yes to the Initiative "For more affordable housing" and the Anti-discrimination law.

The slogans were significantly. The delegates said with 165 votes to 0, Yes to the extension of the Anti-racism Penal provision on gay and bisexual people. With 155 votes to 0, they for the tenant's initiative.

EPP summed up in three slogans

Also, the EPP held a delegates ' meeting. The delegates adopted the slogans of three Federal templates. They decided in Weinfelden, TG approval voting to the extended protection against Discrimination. The no-Parole, there was in each case the termination of the initiative of the SVP and of the Initiative "More affordable housing". (Dec/sda)

Created: 30.11.2019, 15:53 PM

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