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It alternates between the realities

Sometimes, Claudia Merki sits on the stairs in front of their row houses in Affoltern am Albis and looks amazing in the garden. "This is not the world", she thinks then. "That's not even Affoltern am Albis." This "medium bubble", in which you live is your home, but you know that there is a different reality. The reality is that the schools, in their grown-up children are gone, and in which they learned how to deal with children from other cultures are about. In the case of women, the balance of wars between career and children. It is the international construction market, has recently opened in the area and "the image is moved".

Now, the 57 will confess-Year-old political color and the reality of shape as you say. The long-time party school nurse was sitting in the cultural Commission and was Chairman of the parents ' Council, but the party policy was for you to last year's still new territory. The SP was looking for people. "Why should I not dare?" she asks, and smiles. Although you estimate your chances to be from the third place on the list of chosen low, but "it's worth a try".

the theme of family is important to her

you would like to influence, especially in the case of women's issues. "The complex life-worlds of the mothers and families should be represented in the Council," she says. She talks about the family as a complex Structure; in particular, when (also) the wife works. It was for you as a mother of two becoming Central. "Complementary offerings from preschools and day schools, need to be further strengthened," she says.

That she has hardly any political experience, doesn't see it as a deficit. They emphasized their Strengths: their sense of justice, to stay their ability, even when differences of opinion objectively and analytically. A story has strengthened your Conviction that arguments to enforce, particularly When the parents ' money for a project is gathered, wanted to take advantage of the school's care, heard of you already, the excess money for other purposes. "That was unfair," she says. You submitted a recovery request and came through. Because they could convincingly demonstrate that this money is used for specific purpose.

be Curious and ask questions

The conclusions she has drawn from this experience: "You do not need to make decisions, but also plausible and transparent to communicate, to be understood." The company is no longer sick of it today that people started to understand, she says. So you have been practicing this in everyday life, and so you would do the same in the cantonal Parliament.

One of your other stated Strengths: be curious, ask questions. If your new, complex situations were still very difficult, as this is the policy often the case, after hooks you. Over and over again. And when inconsistencies arise, ask them. "In the meantime, the school body know that my question is critical," she says.

Different working environments

she also stresses that you have with extreme attitudes. She was a Moderate, calls himself a left-wing liberal. Only when it comes to environmental issues, on extreme points of view. "We will not come soon without radical steps," she says. And about Quotas in air traffic instead of the further expansion of airports says.

Merki, a trained journalist, travels several times a week by train to Zurich. There she has her office. From there, she writes articles for magazines, or contributions to clubs and associations. Because she was the after more than ten years, one-sided, you place recently as a lateral entrant, a part-time as a supervisor in a home for mentally disabled people started. Again, the different realities that she's looking for apparently. "I like contrasts," she says. This would help her, not in her own world einzuigeln and the world in which she lives, again and again. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 11.03.2019, 15:41 PM

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