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Ex-Taliban hostage woman municipality of Ammann is now

With her then-boyfriend David Och Daniela Widmer, 2011 was in a VW Bus in Pakistan, as the two travelers were caught in the clutches of the Taliban and kidnapped. After 259 days managed to escape the two hostages. Now the 35-year-old Ex-COP is involved in politics. Since 2018, it is municipal Councilor in the Aargauer place Bellikon, for ten days, officially head of the authority.

The Party succeeded in the election of a woman Mayor on 10. February clear, as the "Aargauer Zeitung" reported. As the only official candidate, she scored 376 of 429 valid votes and will be the successor of many years of Ammann Hans-Peter Kurth, the back was kicked in.


The candidacy of Widmer was supported by the three remaining municipal councils, acting unanimously, was read in the Church news of December to support. You will be supporting the candidate "in their quest to lead Bellikon as a woman Municipal President in a good and positive future".

so Why is the Ex-hostage as a local politician? "Here in the village I can make a real difference and help to shape," she says to the newspaper. As a kind of counter power to the General public for the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in the matter of the hostage situation, she can't see that. This took place after the return already. "For me, the work for our village is now in the foreground."

Taken over by 20 minutes.

Created: 25.02.2019, 13:51 PM

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