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The Geneva Council of state, deprived of power Maudet

the members of The Geneva state Council is no longer obviously believe in an early withdrawal of your counterpart, Pierre Maudet . You have decided to organize the areas of responsibility of the cantonal departments permanently.

These measures would be presented within a week, the government announced on Wednesday at the end of their weekly meeting. It seems to be already sure Maudet will have to give up the Presidency of definitely and not for the public security policy.

To remain, the Geneva Council of state: the base of The FDP of the Canton of Geneva Pierre said Maudet at the annual General meeting of your trust. (Video: "SDA")

Already, the embattled Council of state had been deprived of a few skills temporarily. Because of the ongoing criminal proceedings, the FDP had had to give politicians the government Bureau as well as control over the police and the airport.

These measures were, however, so far only of a preliminary nature. Due to the recent developments in the Council of state has changed his perspective.

Maudet attack prosecutors

Maudet went meanwhile, on the Offensive. He called on the public Prosecutor's office, the three competent prosecutors to withdraw the conduct of the proceedings against him.

Maudets request for a deposition was received on Wednesday morning at the Prosecutor's office, told his lawyers Grégoire Mangeat and Fanny Margairaz. The FDP politician accuses the Prosecutor of the cantonal government on 9. To have January, excerpts from an interrogation log is transmitted.

Therein Maudet had confessed to behave in a manner which his office is incompatible. Against Maudet, a procedure on suspicion of accepting an advantage in connection with a luxury trip to Abu Dhabi is running. According to the defenders of the state Council, the Transmission of documents to the cantonal government, could constitute a violation of official Secrecy.

The criminal case against advocate-General is directed by the first Prosecutor Stéphane Grodecki. The latter is supported in its activities by the Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, Olivier Jornot and first Prosecutor Yves Bertossa,.

Gössi reaffirms withdrawal claim

With the successful vote of confidence by the Geneva FDP-base on Tuesday evening, has received Maudet, although some tailwind. But this does not change the position of the FDP Switzerland. The party reiterated meanwhile, your cancellation request to Maudet from the end of November.

"Pierre Maudet has lost its credibility, and since then, he has contributed nothing, that he can build up this trust again could have," said the FDP-President Petra Gössi on Wednesday, the Agency Keystone-SDA. "Yesterday's meeting has shown, above all, that Maudet, by his conduct, the FDP, Geneva-parts, and damaged, said the FDP.

party is deeply split

How deep the trenches go through with the Geneva FDP, showed at the extraordinary General meeting of the cantonal party. The decision, Maudet still a vote of confidence, no fell, with 341 votes to 312-vote, with 56 abstentions extremely scarce.

the consequences of the result, however, for the cantonal party leadership. This had an impact in the last few months on Maudets withdrawal and sees the vote disavowed. As announced, Alexandre de Senarclens, therefore, the party presidency.

He had made his political fate to the outcome of the meeting. His successor will now need to run in the Federal elections with a divided party. (ij/sda)

Created: 16.01.2019, 18:59 PM

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