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Now the SP wants to increase the Federal Council

The magic formula is under pressure: The Green attack in December, a FDP-seat. Because the voters have come to have a share of several parties in the elections, is many people are demanding a new distribution of seats in the Federal Council . The SP presented a different solution: she wants to increase the government's nine members. Deputy group leader Nadine mass Hardt will submit in the December session of a parliamentary Initiative. "More Federal councillors would represent the parties, the sexes, and the parts of the country better," says the Bernese national councillor. In addition, the burden to take. The magistrates would still have to cope with more complex tasks, also because of the increasing international interdependence. With only seven Ministers in Switzerland was virtually unique.

What is mass Hardt, party chief Christian Levrat outlined recently in the "Sunday look"."Just because you agreed 170 years ago on seven Federal councillors, must not be set the number in stone," said the Freiburg Council of States.

Not only left-wing politicians from speaking for the nine Federal councilors. FDP national councillor Kurt Fluri, for example, of the political Commission sits as mass-Hardt in the State, spoke out against CH Media for the idea.

is Not the first start-up

The move by the SP is another attempt in a long series of attempts. 2016 failed in the national Council a proposal on the resistance of the SVP, FDP and CVP. The proposal was not only to increase the number of government members from seven to nine. He also had to sharpen the aim of the article in the Constitution of language: New to be clearly expressed, that the different regions of the country and language regions should be represented in the Federal Council. In today's Text only is to take "into consideration". In 2013 was in the Council of States, a state initiative from the Canton of Ticino, by like.

Against a nine-member government, has spoken up to now of the Federal Council. During the parliamentary debate in 2016, Simonetta Sommaruga, then-Minister of justice said, a regular presence spoke strongly of minority regions, such as the Italian or Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland would also not be ensured with nine members. "We'll have to take a seat guarantee in the Federal Constitution," said the SP Magistratin. More they were to bear in mind that the weight of a single Federal Council shall take the member with increasing Size of the panel.

the people said in 1900 no

The opponents of a larger government have always argued, even with the cost of: With an enhanced Federal Council of the state will unnecessarily over-bloated said about SVP-national Council member Barbara stone man. Nadine mass Hardt sees meanwhile a lot of chances in the enlargement of the Federal Council – and a Momentum. She believes that a new start-up now has chances, not only because of the newly elected Parliament. "Women, Ticino, Green – the question of a representative Federal Council on popping at the moment," says mass Hardt. Action was definitely required.

For an extension from seven to nine members, it would take a constitutional amendment and a referendum. Such a ballot would not be a Premiere: In the year 1900, the people's initiative came "for the popular election of the Federal Council and the multiplication of the number of members" for the vote and remained out of the game. 65 percent opposed the Reform.

Created: 22.11.2019, 21:17 PM

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