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Sprayereien and a lot of trouble in the case of replacement choice for Keller-Sutter

A chair is empty. Only 45 Ständeräte sitting at the Moment in the small chamber. Since Karin Keller-Sutter (FDP) on 6. December, was elected to the Federal Coun

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Sprayereien and a lot of trouble in the case of replacement choice for Keller-Sutter

A chair is empty. Only 45 Ständeräte sitting at the Moment in the small chamber. Since Karin Keller-Sutter (FDP) on 6. December, was elected to the Federal Council, has represented the Canton of St. Gallen, only with Paul Rechsteiner (SP) in the Stöckli. On Sunday, the replacement is elected and the initial position is special. Because seven candidates will compete, will be difficult to achieve a absolute of More than 50 percent of the vote. Therefore, a second choice is the 19. May expected. Thus the St. Gallen are likely to be called in three times this year due to their representation at the ballot box – in October, the regular National consequences and of the Council of States elections.

This ensures a portion of spiteful voting campaign in the Eastern Swiss Canton. As a favorite, CVP-man Benedikt Würth. The Finance Director and the President of the conference of the cantonal governments has a long political experience, and Switzerland is widely known – at least since he was traded at the end of last year as a Federal Council candidate. The CVP is now hoping to get with her "best horse in the stable" (O-tone of the cantonal President) of the seat.

Less euphoric, the mood in the other parties. The FDP is for the defense of the Keller-Sutter, a seat back to a woman. But Susanne Vincenz-Stauffacher is in the Canton as a political lightweight; the former Vice-President of the cantonal party's only been in the last autumn in the St. Gallen cantonal Parliament. Accordingly, unknown to the lawyer, in large Parts of the Canton.

The election campaign is challenging: In a number of municipalities election were defaced posters of the FDP candidate Susanne Vincenz-Stauffacher. Image: vincenz-stauffacher.ch

critics, Vincenz-Stauffacher an alibi candidate was – she wanted to only increase your awareness in terms of elections to the national Council. But that's not enough: In the campaign you even open hostility. In several communities vandals have spray-painted this week, their posters with the word "whore". The liberals condemned the "sexist action" and the handle in turn to the spray can. New huere guet "in addition to Vincenz-Stauffachers likeness".

A Lobbyist for the Migros

In the SVP of the nomination decision by the party's lack of understanding: The voters-strongest party in the Canton sends Mike Egger into the race. The successor of Toni Brunner is the national Council for the current Session. The 26-Year-old is only the Format for the Council of States office, there was a mean party internally, behind closed doors, he noticed as a member of the Parliament also through his unkollegiale type.

So he had claimed credit for in the media on several occasions with political work, the biggest would be partly done by others. In addition, various party, doubting members of his independence: With the Micarna-butchers have pre-programmed the Migros new lobbyists in Parliament – a conflict of interests with the SVP-farmer policies, faith, internal party critics. With this candidacy, the SVP forgive yourself a Chance, because they potential for the seat would be almost 36 per cent vote share.

The rest of the nominations can all be in the category of "no chance" subsumed. In addition to the little-known Green Patrick Ziltener the party to enter free Andreas Graf, Alex Pfister, and Sarah Bösch. The latter caused a 2015 Switzerland made headlines because she was caught with 0.8 per thousand on the tax and condemned the police control in the social media as "bureaucratic". After the "beer-affair" kicked out of the SVP – and made once again a talking point: with the opening of a crèche in which children are cared for according to a novel concept of round-the-clock.

The foreseeable loss of seats by the St. Gallen FDP is historically: Only four years – from 1971 to 1975 – not represented the party in the Council of States. You should try, therefore, in the autumn, the seat of SP-man Paul Rechsteiner attack, wants to take after 33 years in Parliament again. Ambitions has about national Council of Marcel Dobler, whose work-related cancellation for the current election left the door open for the election in the fall is wide open. "What I do, I'm right – in the case of a councillor candidacy in the next 3 months that would not be possible," he tweeted in December.

The CVP would win with Würth's choice its traditional seat, the you 2011, the SP has lost. Würth has announced that it will terminate in the event of an election to the legislature in the St. Gallen government, and thus until the spring of 2020, a double mandate.

Regardless of who is going to make the race: The new Council of States, may assume office because of the validation and objection deadlines after the election, at the earliest, in the June session, even if he'd already chosen in the first attempt, as it is at the state Chancellery. So that St. Gallen will be a year and a half long with only one voice in the Council of States represented. But in this point all parties agree: For a councillor to take the.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 07.03.2019, 21:07 PM

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