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In Alpine ridge, the women have it especially hard

played As all the debates and all the ballots had been counted, the lead was just 1370 votes.CVP-politician, Marianne Maret defeated on Sunday, the SP candidate Mathias Reynard. The mountain Canton sends for the first time ever a woman in the Council of States . "Maret writes history," commented Radio Rottu oberwallis.

the Wallis adopted from a group of cantons, the only men entrusted in spite of the introduction of women's right to vote 48 years ago to date, the office of state representative. In addition to the Valais, the Grisons, Ticino, Fribourg, Schwyz, Zug, Glarus and Uri. Also Basel-land, Obwalden and the two Appenzell selected previously, only male Ständeräte. These half cantons have a seat in the small chamber to is but only. A total of twelve cantons have never been a Councillor of state. Who is coloring you on a map, identifies a clear pattern: Along the Alpine ridge, the women have it especially hard.

Council of States is far behind that of the national Council

The Valais, however, is not the only male Bastion that has fallen this year. Also, the Canton of Uri is to send Heidi Z'graggen (CVP) from next month for the first time, a woman in the Council of States. Also Basel-country will soon make a step towards gender equality: It is already determined that the Canton is represented in the next four years, by a woman. In the second round of 24. November decides how the new Councillor of state means – Daniela Schneeberger (FDP) or Maya Graf (Green).

So are the women up to now 8 seats in the newly elected chamber's for sure. However, women's representation is expected to increase with the forthcoming second ballots, more. A good prospect for a total of three seats for women in the Canton of Vaud and in Geneva. In the Canton of Bern, the chances of Green-President Regula Rytz are also intact. In the cantons of Zurich, Aargau, Freiburg and Tessin women for the second ballot, a candidate also, but men are the favorites.

While in the national Council of women, with a share of about 40 percent is as high as never before, is made in the Small chamber, only of the steady decline in the last years of betting. With 11 or 12 out of a total of 46 Seats, the proportion of women would reach the level of 2003, so a female share of about a quarter.

In the Canton of Vaud, however, could be with Adèle Thorens (Green) and Ada Marra (SP) for the fourth Time since the introduction of the women's right to vote both seats of a Canton taken by women. If in Bern, Rytz would be elected, would be the fifth double representation. Already, once by two women in the cantons of Zurich (Monika Weber and Vreni Spoerry), Geneva (Christiane Brunner and Françoise Saudan) and Aargau (Christine Egerszegy and Pascale Bruderer) have been represented so far.

CVP depends on FDP from

The small woman's presence in the Council of States of the last decades leads to political scientist Werner Seitz, among other things, to the dominance of the CVP in the Stöckli. And the CVP-Ständeräte were mostly from the cantons, who were to land on the Trunk of the CVP, and thus likely to be conservative be targeted. In addition, the Council of States will be elected zverfahren in the Major, which would increase the hurdle for a choice. The most recent options in the cantons of Uri, Lucerne, and Valais showed, however, that the CVP-women from the tribal lands would have a good chance, if the party is set on a candidate.

The highest number of women was reached in 2003, in the Council of States, wherein in the 90s to 2003, especially FDP and SP for women, caused presence. In 2003, with 11 stalls, councillors to date on the most women were elected, the FDP 5, the SP 4 and the CVP with 2 representatives present. Since then, it went in the Council of States, especially in the case of the FDP women's downhill. Also in the newly elected Council of States, a free Democrat seats is the maximum, and only if Daniela Schneeberger in Basel-Landschaft wins against green, Maya Graf. The CVP was, however, good ground and will be new with a minimum of 4 women. Never been with a woman in the Council of States had the SVP.

Created: 05.11.2019, 06:28 PM

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