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No fear of the red man

Valais is expected to be a historic election Sunday. The mountain Canton is selected with Marianne Maret (CVP) and either his first wife, in the Council of States; or Maret fails, and the CVP loses for the first Time in over 150 years, one of their Council of States seats to another party. An electoral defeat of the CVP cannot be ruled out. You would be a Sensation, because the seat would go to the Valais Mathias Reynard. The 32-year-old SP national councillor and trade unionist politicized in Bern, pronounced on the left. He fights for fair wages, gender equality and improved protection for homosexuals – no topics that are in the Valais en vogue. You are no longer considered but as a of the devil. Also in the Canton of Valais and the cities grow. The valley floor is urban.

In the Council of States elections, Reynard approached in the first ballot, up to 3000 votes to Marianne Maret. In the lower Valais, he got more votes than any other candidate surpassing the incumbent CVP councillor Beat Rieder. In Martigny, the FDP in the high castle, from where he won the house and swung in the tourist destinations in Veysonnaz, Crans-Montana and Veysonnaz above. In the national Council elections, the young politician made the best chosen of his Canton the victory. The cooperation of the SP, and Green worked the first time flawlessly.

Reynard is in the Valais, the man of the hour, also for Swiss Federal councillor Pascal Couchepin (FDP). "Elect Mathias Reynard!", a he vowed his party on the second ballot. It is a matter of pluralism and democracy, only 35 percent of voters shares the CVP should no longer represented the Canton of Valais in the Council of States alone, so Couchepin. Marianne Maret responded immediately. The 61-Year-old accused have the Old Federal Council, in a televised debate, a "visceral hatred" against the CVP to. The Wallis should speak with one voice. This is only guaranteed to work with the CVP.

The Jusos occupy the road

Couchepin's appearance has triggered something. It crackles in the Canton of Valais. This crackling is also on Friday at noon felt, as Reynard moves with his campaign caravan to the Sion week market. In the narrow streets, hundreds flock to each for an aperitif. Seller to offer cheese, cake and jam. In addition, the Fendant flows. A Folk Festival.

Relaxed conversations with SP candidate Reynard are currently hardly possible. His phone rings half a minute. A woman urges on his bistro table, offered him a glass of grape juice and does, as you bring a magic potion. Later, a man in front of Reynard establishes himself, puts him in a paternal Hand on the shoulder, looks him in the eyes and whispers: "right Now!"

The confidential Gestures to one simple conclusion: Reynard knows the well-wishers for years. He laughs. "I have no idea who the people are." Since the days of the so. "In the meantime, CVP-voters to give me a call and voters and to secure their support," says Reynard. He was happy, overwhelmed. He got a lot done, but still have gained nothing.

Reynards, the caravan consists of a group of young socialists. The 32-Year-old, for eight years in the national Council, has swept the Jusos never the back. The Jusos know how to occupy the public space for election campaigns. In Sion they occupy all access roads to the weekly market, distribute flyers, searching each Passer-by the conversation. In the early hours of the morning, they were already on the market in Monthey, by the evening you are traveling for an action, according to Siders.

He also scores in the case of Civil

Juso-chief Simon Constantin says: "In the Valais, something happens. The people want change and pay attention to the skills of the politician. The party affiliation doesn't count for everything." Constantin a key experience portrays. In the case of a Flyer campaign in front of a high school have joined spontaneously by a group of FDP sympathizers, and for Reynard advertised, as if he were one of their own.

For many Young Reynard for Opening and change to a boy She is in the weekly market in the fray performs. Four years ago you voted for SVP, because she was afraid of assassinations and terrorist threat. Today, you choose Reynard to secure the AHV and for the protection of the environment.

Reynard also scores in traditionally bourgeois voters. A group of pensioners sitting in a Bistro, order a bottle of Fendant. "It's not a question of whether we want to Reynard, but which Wallis we want to," it is a man. Nod in the round. A woman interjects: "The Couchepin we need. We know what to do, and we remember, who represents the independent opinions and who is bleating with the herd." Your criticism is Marianne Maret, depends on your Perception too much from the CVP apparatus.

On the Sion week market and the official CVP remains invisible. Also campaign Manager Stéphane Pillet can't tell you on request whether the candidates or election workers were present. Maret and Rieder were everywhere, in markets, halls, Clubs – but for too long, as Pillet.

The women's argument is not

In the election debates Marianne Maret revealed in comparison to Reynard a few Handicaps. With the Federal subjects of the certain day, and the former municipal President of Troistorrents is a little familiar. Maret accused Reynard, he did not care in Bern to little the water power. He is responsible, the Valais is generally insufficient. Reynard denied and countered, he seats in the relevant parliamentary Commission and the speaker was yet to come.

With such attacks, the 61-Year-old is doing himself no favors. These seem to be anyway less of Maret to come from the party headquarters. Also, the Argument that the Valais has to be represented in the Stöckli finally with a woman, due to the tensile force, because CVP national councillor Geraldine Marchand decided that now is the Balet as a potential Councillor of state after only one term, to forgo a re-election. The mood between the Marchand-Balet and the Valais CVP was considered to be burdened.

The last, the Democrats pressured the Christian in the case of a Council of States election in the Canton of Valais, was the free-thinking Pierre-Alain Grichting, four years ago. The upper Valais gear 1400 votes to the election success were missing in the second choice. He is sure: "The former elections have triggered something." He was center-right, Reynard politicize to the left, and yet he had retracted in the first ballot, "a sensational result". He often hear: "This Time we are breaking through the C-wall." Reynard got the Momentum, so Grichting. He wouldn't put it past him the choice. It would be a Revolution. For the whole of the Valais.

Created: 30.10.2019, 19:45 PM

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