The elderly gentleman is wearing a suit and hat and holding a sack of knives. Slightly stooped, he hurries from a green balloon to the next, to stings.
Sibel Arslan, green national councillor from the Canton of Basel-Stadt, prior to the elections, a shaky candidate after the elections, a radiant champion, is Smoking in front of the Hotel National in Bern, where the balloons had directed the delegates to the Green , and looks up to the older Lord. Her facial expression oscillates somewhere between Irritation and amusement. "Fortunately, we have freedom of speech in Switzerland." The older gentleman sees that he is noticed, a look on his face and stretch out the middle finger.
Two weeks have passed since the historic election victory of the Greens, for two weeks, in which various claims of the party were formulated. Expectations, hopes, desires, concerns, and sometimes just an outstretched middle finger. A lot of people to understand slowly, what happened two weeks ago on Sunday. What is the for options or depending on your point of view – what is the danger.
Fuck off, Green
The delegates ' meeting on Saturday in Bern, the first meeting of the party after the election on Sunday. It is the first Moment, to celebrate the experience together and to reflect. And it is also the first Moment for political observers, to see what has made this success with the party now. What it means when you was a kid and all of a sudden big.
The awareness of the Size of the task and the importance of the responsibility – it runs through the whole day. "This is a historic Moment that has been going on for two weeks," says Christine Häsler, former national councillor and currently the Director for Education in the Canton of Bern, in the very first word of the message. "This is also an obligation but. The times are over, since we were just small after the Celebration, the work comes."
The pattern of Häslers speech was repeated during the Assembly of delegates several times. Big, Yes, exuberant joy over the election result – plus 6.1 percentage points in vote share, plus 17 seats in the national Assembly, plus 2 seats in the Council of States, with the prospect of further successes in the second ballot. But the immediate following self-reminder and an almost forced objectivity. For example, in the case of group-in-chief Balthasar Glättli . If they were walking through the city, he said, with a stroller, or without, a little stressed or a little less, because look him in the shop Windows, always a man with a smiling face, contrary to. "And it is mine."
"Our group in the Federal house has now become something of the Swiss."Greta Gysin, newly elected national councillor from the Canton of Ticino.
Rarely Glättli, has at the lectern since the slope to the supported gesture was pastoral. Smiling, one may almost say, entranced, smiling, he stood at the lectern, the supported arms wide, and the silvery look to the middle of Nowhere directed, the municipality still firmly in its grip. "I hope you can feel that Laugh in you," said he, "and I hope you feel humility, modesty and respect in front of this huge expectation." It's all not going to different. "But much, much better."
Glättli language as one of the Last and one of only a very few men. How strong is the election two weeks ago, had been a woman's choice, by looking at the list of Speakers. Probably to this, there were still rare, an Assembly of delegates to a national party, to which so many women took the floor, and the men – for once – so clearly the remained minor role.
Greta Gysin – "our Greta," as she was repeatedly called the newly elected national councillor from the Canton of Ticino, the voice of the best choice on Sunday, have you experienced in your life. "Our group in the Federal house has now become something of Swiss. We'll be fine." Lisa Mazzone, re-elected national councillor, and maybe soon, a newly elected Councillor of state in Geneva, thought about the historical significance of the election victory and said: "It is a big responsibility. We want you to take with seriousness and competence."
General Secretary Regula Tschanz appealed to the party members to seize the Moment, to grow as a party. Céline Vara, newly elected Councillor in the Canton of neuchâtel, and Manuela Weichelt-Picard, the first female national councillor in the Canton of Zug, had first big performances as the elected Federal members of Parliament and not shook.
A game in a different League
The Green of 2019 there is no shortage of strong personalities, experience and enthusiasm. Less clear has been whether they possess the will to Power. The determination to enforce the Federal Council involvement. "The change in the company, is now arrived in the Federal policy," said finally, party President Regula Rytz , "and he is still much bigger, than many in the Federal house today can imagine."
The party President to stand as examples for the new urgency, the man is not of the Green used to. Not pondering, hesitating, searching. But in a surprisingly clear and challenging. You play in a League like the Federal government parties CVP and FDP, and wool to be treated accordingly. "We, the Greens belong in the Federal Council !", called Rytz, and received for "Yes"-Calls from the audience and a lot of positive applause.
as clearly as never in the past two weeks, Rytz said that her party is entitled to a seat in the government. The crucial question, however, whether the Green on 11. December attack – hugged you.
There was a need for enormous pressure from the outside, in order to convince the liberals that they have a seat too much in the Federal Council, said Rytz, following the Assembly of delegates. "These elections have made a centre-right Parliament, a centre-left Parliament. And this must be reflected in the Bundesrat. The more the parties understand the need to make a seat, the greater the pressure on the party that is übervertreten: the FDP is."
Rytz reiterated the call for a new magic formula. Two seats for the Polparteien, one for each of the three "in-between". CVP, FDP and Green. You are formulated with as a matter of course, the man had felt two weeks ago – and which now seems on the whole party, too. "We have arrived in a new era," said Rytz.
The man saw, as the very end of the new group on the stage of the Hotel National gathered. The speakers blared "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, it was acceptable as a reference to the FDP to understand, in whose election campaign had played an image of Queen singer Freddy Mercury a dominant role, and on the stage so many people that the had a bottle of Prosecco, with the help of Balthasar Glättli the glasses of his group gspäändli wanted to fill, a little miserably stood suddenly.
It was a happy Moment. A happy. Perhaps the delegates thought of it later, on the way to the station. Always the broken green balloons after.
Created: 03.11.2019, 21:29 PM