Pierre Maudet is on the brink. The in his party's wafer-thin confidence vote, it changes nothing. Against him, prosecutors threaten him, the ground under the feet away. Also Maudet calls for their dismissal. It is a sign of its weakness, not of strength. Yet on Tuesday evening he has maintained his complete innocence. Who has nothing to fear, is different. However, Maudet, conspiracy theories circulated for a long time. He sees only enemies. The Geneva is completely derailed. He has any lost self-control. He shows his true face.
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late On Tuesday evening, a Geneva event shook the Swiss political landscape. The Basis of the Geneva FDP voice of the embattled Council of state, Pierre, the confidence Maudet after a heated debate. In spite of the luxury trip to Abu Dhabi that he had to buy. In spite of the system of black funds, the advocate-General for the financing of his election campaigns had operated.
Yesterday, the Federal politicians are at a loss, Konsternation prevailed in the case of FDP. A typical example is the behavior of party President Petra Gössi. She had Maudet criticized in November, the public sharp and resigned. Yesterday, she shunned direct contacts with journalists. In writing, they said, Tuesday night had shown, above all, that Pierre, the FDP, Geneva, column and Maudet so bad. You hold on to your cancellation request, Gössi. "The behavior of Maudet is contrary to the values of the FDP and at risk to our year-long work." However, in order for Gössi is done. There are currently no other measures up for debate, the FDP-President.
Caroni plant "Lex
Maudet argues fall" of the Bernese national councillor and FDP Vice-President Christian water, the Causa Maudet to rest: "We are a federalist party. The decision of the Geneva section is to accept, even if I regret it." He expects consequences for the FDP Geneva in the elections in October. At the same time, he hoped that Maudet'm finally starting to think of a future and "not to continue to the bitter end". The reason for the reluctance of many FDP politicians: The national party has very limited resources to cantonal Affairs to intervene. The FDP Switzerland cannot exclude individual members from the party. At least until now.
the Council of States and the FDP-Vice-President Andrea Caroni want to change this now. "We need to create the possibility of a member of the FDP Switzerland, to exclude, if it harms the interests of the national party hard," he says. The preparatory work for this Reform were already in motion. "We will apply for a corresponding amendment to the statutes." Probably, the FDP can be delegates at the next delegates ' meeting on the application. For Caroni is nothing to be said, however, that this provision "at the next opportunity in the articles of Association to incorporate".
In Geneva, working left and right Kantonsräte hard for impeachment proceedings.
Thus, the way would be Maudet free for a party exclusion proceedings against Pierre. It would, however, only his membership in the FDP Switzerland, the FDP Geneva, he could belong to. For Caroni is closed with this provision, however, a fundamental gap in the articles of Association: "We need this Instrument, regardless of the case Maudet."
Pierre Maudets position is under threat, despite yesterday's victory in his party's base in Geneva in acute. Kantonsräte of the Right and Left are working hard, a removal procedure. In the cantonal Council, the first proposals have already been submitted. As a template, the new Burger impeachment proceedings, the Canton introduced after the affair to the FDP-Council of state Frédéric Hainard. In new castle apply today: Three-quarters of the large members of the Council must vote for the dismissal of a government member.
office gone, pension gone?
The Geneva cantonal Parliament, Daniel Sormani (Mouvement Citoyens Genevois) wants for his Canton a looser solution. He requests that two-thirds of all the votes cast should be sufficient. Pierre Bayenet (Ensemble à Gauche) proposes an amendment to the Constitution, in accordance with the at least 30 Kantonsräte a request for the dismissal of a governing Council must set and, finally, at least three-quarters of all members of Parliament must agree. But Bayenet required for the five-year legislative period, the limitation, that in the first year after the election and a year before a election date, a deduction is not possible.
The years of the Parliament, Roger Deneyş (SP) says, in the case Maudet must now be swiftly acted. He fears that the parliamentary procedure to go on for too long and is committed to national initiatives. Last night, he unveiled his plans in a meeting with various politicians. Deneyş plans to launch at the same time, two people's initiatives. In a constitutional initiative he wants to create the possibility of impeachment. With a legislative initiative he wants to achieve, furthermore, that a member of the cantonal government in the case of serious misconduct can be life-long pensions, but known.
He now wants to "get rid of his" prosecutors
won The trust vote in the Geneva FDP Pierre touch Maudet thin. He scored on his followers with the Argument that the judiciary to be unfair with him. That was on Tuesday. Yesterday it went to the Council of state, disempowered Maudet, immediately is to hit it as close as possible to capital. His lawyer Grégoire Mangeat announced, Maudet backrest against him because of the advantage of adoption of prosecutors. His client was a suspect, the investigators, the cantonal government on 9. January extracts from the minutes of a hearing sent to an obligation of professional secrecy violation committed. The Protocol also got the newspaper "Le Temps". This revealed, Maudet had admitted to prosecutors that his lies after known the luxury trip to Abu Dhabi will be "the office and function of a state unworthy".
so Far, there is no evidence that one of the case, leading prosecutors committed a violation of official Secrecy. Lawyer Mangeat complained, nevertheless, a "completely unacceptable institutional violence". In his application he relies on a legal opinion of Marc Thommen, Professor at the faculty of Law of the University of Zurich. Thommens opinion does not want to submit Mangeat but, because this part of the complaint dossiers, the call for the rejection of the prosecutors. "I don't want to do what I accused the Prosecutor," argues Mangeat.
"Quite a success"
The complaint, as wool, the criminal Maudet delay investigation and the justice a personnel power vacuum. The same is done to him in his party already. The party leader of the FDP in Geneva had asked Pierre Maudet to resign and was not subject to this requirement at the extraordinary General meeting of shareholders on Tuesday. President of the Alexandre de Senarclens will come back in March. De Senarclens’ is also losing members of the management Board assume that Maudet is working to install a Confidant, as party President. In an Interview Maudet said yesterday in the Western Swiss Radio self-confident: The confidence vote was a "quite a success". Anyway, the Elite of the party had been discredited"". The party line was allowed in dealing with it "too many changes of direction". The confidence vote needed to understand the Board as a "disapproval of his crisis management".
To vote on the Basis of the Geneva Canton government said yesterday directly. It merely stated that "discussions about organizational measures" would continue. Decided the the Board, that the Director of Security was removed and replaced by Maudet holds back this Batch. Also the office as the President of the government, he has withdrawn. The government should Maudet strip in the coming days.
Philippe Rich, Geneva
Created: 16.01.2019, 20:47 PM