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SP wants to break civil majority

The SP wants to break the options in the autumn of the SVP/FDP-majority in the national Council. This goal is party President Christian Levrat on Monday reaffirmed. The framework agreement with the EU, he considers in the present Form for a chance.

Levrat said to the Dreikönigsapéro, he turns to the beginning of the year each of the questions from the media. Details of the planned election campaign will be made known to the party until later. However, it is the goal of The SVP and FDP to have in the next legislature in the national Council is no longer a majority.

concern for CVP

to achieve this, had to get back to the SP, the three or four votes, you've lost the rights, said Levrat. In the Council of States the party wants to keep their Position at least. The SP President considers the goal to be realistic, to be feared, however, that the center will not be able to left-bearing anyway, because the CVP lose.

making a difference to the SVP/FDP-majority in the national Assembly, have been shown to last in climate protection, said Levrat. The total had been reached in the legislature. The control template was the only thing that was left. The SP wants to use for a ' Yes ' at the ballot box. With the funds for the AHV was found in their view, a balance.

agreement failed

among the other major issues in the election year, the relations with the EU. For Levrat it is not clear that the framework agreement is a majority in its present Form is capable of. It would not be rejected at the ballot box, even if the SP was.

The SP to an agreement, but wants to take the concessions on wage protection in the purchase. It is not a game to be a little something and also not a power, stressed Levrat. It is in the country with the highest wages and the highest in-migration the wage rate of effective protection.

Other compromises

The Federal Council have chosen this point for compromise – and in doing so, Switzerland maneuvered in a difficult Situation, criticized the SP President.

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the Possible compromise to the dispute resolution mechanism, or in the case of the social Rights of immigrants have been those who are already in the country would be from his point of view. The work had to be excluded from the scope of the agreement. Otherwise, the wages were to Slip.

social partners on the train

Levrat now sees the social partners on the train. You should develop a solution to the wage level in Switzerland can be maintained. The need but time, said the SP President. "A Quick fix, it will not give."

or so the next round with the new EU Commission will take place. Currently, the framework contract in Switzerland in the consultation, and in may, the Europe took place already in elections. This must be a disadvantage, because the issue of protection of Wages will also play at the European elections in a role. Europe does not need more protection of Wages, the Switzerland less.

"It is a bit of a shake"

That Switzerland pays a price for that, when the present framework agreement is signed, Levrat in agreement. "It will shake a little bit." The SP President is not counting on but, with drastic measures taken by the EU. These have currently with the populist movements and the Brexit other problems.

Levrat also rejected the allegation that the SP matches on time and move to their position on the elections in the autumn. The attitude of the SP is clear and for decades the same: The party was in favour of an institutional framework agreement, but also for the accompanying measures to the free movement of persons, - he stressed.

Social and economic topics

In comparison with other social democratic parties in Europe the SP Switzerland is doing well. This is from the point of view of Levrat with the political System of Switzerland. But also that the SP Switzerland did not cooperate with the "trials and tribulations" of the so-called third way – the course of Schröder and Blair.

The SP Switzerland have always focused on social and economic issues, said the party President. You'll do well in an election year, with the Initiative to limit health insurance premiums.


Created: 07.01.2019, 15:07 PM

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