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Now the political Thriller comes on the advocate-General affair

Is said to Pierre Maudet to come? The man finished himself politically? And the scandal he has caused, dealt with reports in hundreds of media? Philippe took care of the Rich such concerns little. Ten months in the West of Switzerland correspondent of this newspaper researched Maudet about Pierre. This week, Ranging book about the FDP politician in the trade, and it shows: no, the case wasn't all Maudet said.

Only now, is compressed between the covers of two book, the whole Drama Maudets slow to understand His political genius, which today appears as loss of reality. His actions, which he zumüllte with his misdeeds. His rise to the "Almost-king of Geneva", as it is formulated by a Journalist once, and his case for the non-person of the FDP.

The other Maudet

most German-speaking Swiss know only the last part of this so UN-Swiss Policy career: Maudets candidacy for the Federal Council in September 2017 and subsequent scandal of his luxury trip to Abu Dhabi, the anti-corruption investigations, and his refusal of the cantonal government to withdraw the grace, as long as he was not convicted legally.

Philippe Ranging merit is that he portrays not Maudet only Pierre, but also the other, the Geneva previously known and adored in. The politically Precocious, the take already as a 12-Year-old, the Initiative for a youth Parliament in the city of Geneva. The unideologischen lateral thinker who collects, as a 22-Year – old almost single-handedly 10'000 signatures for a cantonal fusion of Waadt- by touring on a tricycle with the license plate "VD-1" tirelessly through the neighborhoods of the city. The talented Executive politicians elected with 29 years in the city government, with 34 in the cantonal government rises and 39 for the Federal Council to run.

In the sober language of the News-journalists told Rich how Maudet as a Student, left the city government in the Narrow drives. Like most journalists, Maudet and his never-ending flow of ideas expire. As he is funded by Federal councillor Pascal Couchepin. As he was a member creates it as a government, all the political camps of the Right hand with his hard Hand raise: against the Criminals, the Left hand with the legalization of Sans-Papiers. En passant is also a morality painting of a Canton, in which so many political scandals happen, that there is a separate word: Genfereien Rich.

critics in the rearview mirror

Visionary from today's perspective, Maudet action of 2006. As a cantonal President of the Geneva FDP, he wanted to align his party the ecological – more than a decade before the FDP Switzerland exclaimed turning the Climate. At that time advocate-General went so far, with the Green party, a joint legislative program to be presented. Of criticism, he had to impress such Attempts never. "Until now, I see all of them, accuse me of just making noise, only in the rear-view mirror," he said at the time.

Later draw Maudets original quotes that has been excavated, a unvorteilhafteres image. In the course of 2018, only months after his Federal Council candidacy, to the Geneva public Prosecutor's office, your loop is slow. In March, they interrogated a businessman who has accompanied Maudet to Abu Dhabi. Still the man holds tight, defending the big lie, the opposite of the opinion of advocate-General-Clique itself. "Well done, old chap," says Maudet his accomplices after the interrogation via SMS.

"Well done, old chap," wrote Pierre Maudet an accomplice after the hearing.

many spicy Details describes. They come from investigation documents and other, as yet not well-known the original documents, which he was able to obtain. Thanks to them, can show how a Prosecutor Yves Bertossa Maudets confidant brings, finally, to Talk. Thus, at the end of August 2018 public that Maudet has lied to his party, his government colleagues, his whole Canton that is not a friend of his luxury trip to the Gulf had paid, but the ruling house of Abu Dhabi. The until today ongoing criminal investigation is to clarify whether or not Maudet any counter-performance rendered.

And the Abu-Dhabi-affair was only the beginning. In the course of it, black party flew funds in Maudets haze circle. Here, too, Rich and meticulous to detail-obsessed Chronicles how hundreds of thousands of francs in donations Maudet company to let and adventure, he then these funds had. How the criminal legal assessment of all of these maneuvers will fail, must Ranging let the book open. The process is still running – under criminal law, the presumption of innocence applies to Maudet continue.

The scandal, tried and tested Geneva would say: "Affaire à suivre." Policy readers interested in the place Ranging book after 190 pages, almost breathlessly, to page: Is this really the real story of a 41-year-old Canton politician? Or not, maybe it is a fictional Plot from a political Thriller from Netflix?

Philippe Rich, "Pierre Maudet – case", Stämpfli-Verlag, 2019, 190 p. 2. December in the trade.

Created: 01.12.2019, 22:06 PM

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