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Regula Rytz wants to be in the Council of States

As expected, will start in the Green of the Canton of Bern with Federal councillor Regula Rytz to the Council of States elections in the coming year. Councillor Bernhard powder that is waived for a candidate interested.

powder said on Wednesday at a joint media conference with Rytz in Bern to the Council of States would be a tempting idea. In February, he'll take over but the Board of Directors of the Berne island hospital group, the largest employer in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland with 10'000 employees.

This new role and will be an election or a Council of States mandate vertrügen. In addition, he had read that in the coming autumn Switzerland will compete far only one incumbent Councillor of state to the elections. In the interest of gender equality, it's better if Rytz attend. Equality was always important to us.

Rytz must be nominated by your party officially. This happens in the middle of January. The 56-year-old President of the Greens Switzerland since the end of 2011 of the national Council.

output location is defined more

With the announcement of Rytz' candidacy, the output situation is defined for the Council of States elections in the autumn of 2019, in the Canton of Bern. For the SP of the President of the Council of States, Hans Stöckli is ready for the FDP national councillor Christa mark Walder. For GLP national councillor Kathrin Bertschy available and, for the EPP, national councillor Marianne Streiff.

it is Known that for the SVP, a person commences, but it is still unclear who that will be. As managing Director, Aliki Panayides announced, will decide the party at a delegates ' meeting on may 14. January. On the same day of the party Board meets. There are internal scenarios that would not be disclosed so far.

The President of the Bernese Council of States Werner Luginbühl (BDP) will announce soon whether he will compete again.

SP and Green together in the election campaign

the Greens and The SP in the Council of States election campaign to come together, as Rytz said on Wednesday. It is generally assumed that there will be a second ballot. In this second ballot to occur, according to the Berner Green Rytz and Stöckli, depending on who has made it in the first round, more votes.

Greens Co-President, Jan Remund said, the corresponding agreement with the SP was not yet signed, but he will assume that this rule also applied in the coming elections.

Rytz said, as a Councillor of state, you would emphasize the Central role of the capital region of the Confederation and the Bernese pioneer spirit. You spoke of the elections, 2019 is also a "climate election" and of "a fate choice for the environment".

powder said, his renunciation in favor of Rytz means a definitive departure from the policy. Whether he'll ever make again political work in the strict sense, he did not know, but still.

it was Clear that in the case of a double-mandate of the Council of States-Board of Directors island would have resulted in a workload of well over 100 percent – and he no longer wanted to. (sda)

Created: 19.12.2018, 10:05 p.m.

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