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Lucerne SP line support the green candidate

four years ago from the Lucerne government deselected SP is likely to continue to be able to not join the government. The party leadership, the SP requested the delegates to take their councillor candidates Jörg Meyer from the race. You want to support for the second ballot, the green candidate, Korintha Bärtsch.

The decision that Meyer pulls back, was unanimously in favor, as the party leadership announced on Monday at a short notice, convened a media conference. Meyer said the decision was in accordance with the political logic and is an expression of the long and close partnership with the Green . The main objective was to gain the left-green government seat.

Bärtsch had reached on Sunday 42'946 votes. Thus they remained under the absolute majority of 54'369 votes, but the fifth and last member of the cantonal government space. Meyer took exactly 400 votes less than Bärtsch. Both placed but before the non-party councillor Marcel Schwerzmann.

Potential waiver: SP candidate Jörg Meyer is agree with the proposal. (Key/Urs Flüeler)

the party line for the left of a candidacy

SP party President David Roth said that Meyer had achieved an excellent result and a President of the Council of government is placed. The party had led on Sunday evening and on Monday in intense talks. Finally, from 19 for the second choice. May two lines on the ballot.

The party line came to its own information, but unanimously to the conclusion that the Left should go with a candidacy in the second ballot, and that the SP wants to support the green candidate. The strengthening of the Left, said Roth, although the SP got as the largest opposition party is entitled to a seat in the cantonal government.

, that the delegates agree

The SP-to-peak assumes that the delegates are going to support on Tuesday night for their rational decision. Roth also stressed that there is no error had been to nominate Meyer for the councillor elections. There is no currency in the party, that no men are likely to be a candidate, he said.

Bärtsch was the only woman candidate in the first ballot for a seat in the government. The governing Council was not to be for 2015 only citizens, but also from men.

On Sunday were only three of the five government seats will be awarded. Were elected to the two CVP-other members: Guido Graf and Reto Wyss, and Fabian Peter (FDP) was able to defend the headquarters of his party. A second ballot must provide, in addition to Schwerzmann also councillor Paul Winiker (SVP). CVP, FDP and SVP will decide on Wednesday who they want to support in the second ballot. (fal/sda)

Created: 01.04.2019, 16:03 PM

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