For the past two years, the Zurich CVP balgt with its most prominent and longest-serving member of Parliament. Since 1999, the 66-year-old Kathy Riklin sits in the Federal Parliament. And it's not like the educational and environmental expert so good that she has, after 20 years enough. First, Riklin had promised, the mid-term stop in order to make the Wädenswiler city President Philipp Kutter space. She was not in it. After the surprising resignation of CVP-Mrs Barbara Schmid-Federer, in the autumn the pressure on Riklin was – and this is considered the prompt, again as a national councillor.
Now it seems to be a surprising solution was found, thanks to which both sides could save face. Riklin would like to compete on the list of the newly-founded Christian social Union (CSV) in the Canton of Zurich. Because in the case of the elections to the national Council connections List and sub-lists are possible, the Christian socialists, together with the mother party CVP in the national Council elections, as do also the young parties. Riklin would be again a candidate, and the CVP benefited from the votes of the additional List.
driving force of the Discontented
"Not Against each other, but with each other," call it CSV-Co-President, Andreas Dreisiebner, the former President of the young CVP Switzerland. The Association have a great interest to draw with Riklin as a driving force in the elections. The CSV is called "a just and peaceful world with intact foundations of life" as the goal. It is a little more social and environmental conscious CVP and also a reservoir for disgruntled CVPler from the social wing of the party. Members of the CSV can have a CVP-party book, but they must be also independent.
Kathy Riklin said yesterday on request: "I would imagine a candidacy on the CSV list, well, if we bring a powerful selection." Benefit from the whole Exercise is but only if the threat of loss of seats, the CVP can be averted. As the previous CVPler only Philipp Kutter, on the second place on the list group is likely to be chief Josef Wiederkehr (Dietikon), the third doctors President Josef Widler. The representation of the social CVP-wing in Bern, is in acute danger. Selected Riklin would be only if the connection list CVP/CSV two seats have been achieved and the CSV makes more than half of the CVP-list votes – a right goal.
duel against Köppel?
at the Latest, with Roger Köppels candidacy, it is clear that the national elections are dominated in autumn by the struggle for Stöckli. This is also true for the vulnerable CVP. Name of party President, Nicole Barandun called yesterday, three of the king's conversation. However, the CVP in the light of the two Previous Ruedi Noser (FDP) and Daniel Jositsch (SP) would do well to nominate a woman. Kathy Riklin says: "Ideal for party President, Nicole Barandun would be." Barandun should not want to, or can, would be the CSV ready to step in. "I would not defend myself, with Kathy Riklin as a councillor candidate to compete," says Co-President Dreisiebner.
For the cantonal elections in March, the CVP, the re-election of councillor Silvia Steiner, and all the previous group members to the target. According to Barandun all will compete again.
the theme of the table should be the fight against rising health insurance premiums in the centre. For this reason, the collection of signatures for a cantonal people's initiative, the CVP currently. It requires the maximum in the Canton of contribution to the premium reduction. Barandun says it had already collected 4000 of the 6000 required signatures, and is confident that the rest of the 2000 coming together: "We need a little Persuasion, because most of the find our concerns justified." Time, the CVP remains until the end of February.
Created: 07.01.2019, 23:15 PM