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For 50'000 francs in the national Council

57'000 CHF: As much cost four years ago, the personal election campaign of the Zurich BDP national councillor Rosmarie Quadranti. The free Democrat Christian water falling from Bern came to 42'000 Swiss francs. SP-politician, Mattea Meyer, invested 30'000 Swiss francs which was for the first time, the leap to the national Parliament. The budget for the elections this year have not yet created them. Tend to be the expenses will be somewhat lower, say it.

What all three have in common: they provide voluntary transparency. The details of the 2015 election campaign can be found on their Website. "I have nothing to hide," says Quadranti, who is Co-President of the transparency initiative. However, you would be covered, as well as Meyer and water, the Initiative is not affected. This requires that policy-makers budget is open to 100'000 Swiss francs. In addition, to be published in the case of donations of 10'000 Swiss francs for the name. But such donations are for the average national councils to be the exception. Water fight has received in the last election four donations in the amount of 5000 Swiss francs. In Quadranti no funding was higher than 3000 Swiss francs. Meyer was primarily on small-scale, made by over 160 people donate.

That an average national Council would have to disclose in the adoption of the transparency initiative, nothing shows Smartvote is a view in the database of the electoral assistance. In the last national elections, all Canadians were able to voluntarily make disclosures of their campaign budgets. Around one in eight of the candidate who captured a seat in the National or Council of States, the amount of the budget. The results showed: The vast majority remained well below the 100'000 Swiss francs. Exceptions can be found in the CVP: Roberto Schmidt, who has in the meantime changed, from the national Council in the Valais cantonal government, had a Budget of 120'000 francs. The St. Gallen Nicolo Paganini, the nachrutschte last March to Parliament, invested 100'000 Swiss francs.

Council of States kandaten threatens disclosure

party leaders come to such amounts. CVP-President Gerhard Pfister expects this year with a Budget of 30'000 Swiss francs, FDP, President of Petra Gössi was four years ago, around 65'000 Swiss francs. Christian Levrat, SP-President and the Council of States, has no expenses. His campaign is running on the campaign of Freiburg, SP, and operates with a Budget of 220'000 Swiss francs.

However, there are Ständeräte, the need to spend considerably more than Levrat. Of the transparency initiative of the candidate, would also be the primary end for the Stöckli affected, since the election campaigns there generally are more expensive. In Zurich, Ruedi Noser (FDP) was four years ago, around half a Million Swiss francs, Daniel Jositsch (SP) were around 300'000 Swiss francs. Also in Bern 2015 GLP-President Jürg invested Big over 100'000 francs when he was a candidate for both the National as well as the Council of States.

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 26.01.2019, 22:47 PM

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