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Of course harm, critics in their own camp,

the people reject the urban sprawl initiative Smith, and so on. What surprised you more: the no, or the very clear verdict?
The clarity. We have hoped for a better result. Personally, I had expected a Yes vote-share of more than 40 percent, especially since the polls were not to last so bad.

How do you explain this clear defeat?
The enemy have led to a confusion campaign, you no longer have claimed that the current spatial planning act, which has been approved by the electorate in 2013, the same is true in the case of an adoption of the Initiative. Also, the opponents had much more Budget than we do.

you yourself also have some confusion: you have falsely claimed, of the Canton of Zurich know of a System with the Exchange of building zones already – so just what has suggested your page to implement the Initiative for the whole country.
This was definitely an unintentional false information which I have given to you. The Zurich cantonal Parliament is about to adopt a System that provides for the Exchange of building zones between communities. So it can work.

you have complained of the different funds. So losers react, if you don't want to talk about the real reasons for their defeat.
If the money would have no effect, would not flow every year, tens of millions in such a vote campaigns. But Yes, money alone is not the only factor that determines winning or Losing. But the more money you have, the better you can make his arguments to the voting citizens.

The truth is: The Initiative of the majority is simply too radical.
In Switzerland, there is 400 square kilometres of eingezontem land. We were able to show that with a ceiling, a development is still possible. The population, however, has apparently the impression that the current spatial planning act is grippy enough. We are of a different view. The law suffers from the fact that it allows Neueinzonungen. I'm afraid now to continue with two - or three-storey houses to be built and the necessary compaction of progress.

you have not had key players on Board, for example, the Foundation for landscape protection, the Association of cities or parts of the SP in Parliament. How much your concern has harmed?
The largest environmental organizations in the country stood behind us, about the WWF, Pro Natura, or on the VCS. Also, the Assembly of delegates of the SP is in favour of the Initiative.

you actually believe that these cracks have not harmed the left of your Initiative?
of Course damage of these critics in his own camp. For me, the attitude of the SP shows in the Parliament, that not all social Democrats are so eco-friendly on-the-go, as they should be because of their party paper.

Why have you not managed to convince these circles?
SP Federal councillor Simonetta Sommaruga was not for us certainly is the ideal opponent. She has been able to score in the left-hand bearing certainly. We would have liked a civil magistrate.

The resounding " no " could be interpreted by the opponent as against a strict spatial planning. Shot of the young Green a Eigengoal?
We have shot no Eigengoal, on the contrary. No one has claimed during the referendum campaign, the urban sprawl is not a Problem. The opponent have repeatedly stressed that a strict law for spatial planning was needed to manage urban sprawl. We will take the opponent at his word.

next Parliament to regulate the construction outside the building zones better. The Federal Council's draft leaves the cantons in the Building outside building zones, but a lot of game space
The Federal Council wants to give the cantons the possibility of the separation between construction and non-building, which is now enshrined in law, more and more weaken. However, we will defend ourselves decided together with the environmental associations.

you have now lost in the thing, personally, but probably won: they had thanks to the Initiative of many performances which have made them nationally known. This was the prelude to a political career in Federal Bern?
to Me it was never about profiling. The Initiative is a community project, I was just the face to the outside world. I'm in the Canton of Zug at home. As a Green it difficult to get a seat in the national Council. I will, however, compete in the national elections held in the autumn and give all the Green pick in 2011, lost the seat again. Would have voted but as soon as I we have more experienced representatives than I do. I'm 23 years young, I still have time. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 10.02.2019, 15:33 PM

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