The new SVP-President Patrick Walder has referred to the liberals on Tuesday in front of the delegates as "enemies of the SVP". What do you say to this frontal assault?
He is neither surprising nor new. The councillor elections in March, the us attacked the SVP and the Swiss upper house candidacy of Roger Köppel is against our councillor Ruedi Noser.
A such attack of the closest political allies can leave you in the cold.
But that leaves us cold. We are well-positioned to politicize clear liberal and are self-aware. It doesn't fit the right-wing conservative, obviously. With this attack, the SVP distracts especially from their own problems. It is positioned in terms of personnel and programmatic badly.
What kind of staff is not sufficient in the case of the SVP and where do you see the programmatic problems?
The Haurückübung, with the help of the SVP deposed its President and by a new one has replaced, says everything about the state of the party. Programmatically is the SVP and is limited only to your subject of foreigners and Europe. These are topics to which the people already x-times expressed. The bores also, the SVP-voters. To other current issues, the SVP has nothing to say. In the case of the climate debate in the cantonal Parliament has heard from the SVP of a cacophony of opinions, which had no line. This ensures that if the SVP is also internally more and more discontent.
What consequences do you expect if the SVP refers to the liberals as enemies?
The SVP is numerically the strongest party. However, with the attack on us is weakening, with the primary itself and isolated itself further. The development of Switzerland will probably take place without the SVP.
This means that the FDP of the Canton of Zurich will partner with the SVP no connection List?
We decided last year to make an independent election campaign. We hold on to now. The party's Executive Board recommends to the delegates, with the Young liberals to enter into a connection List.
What consequences will that have apart of Civic friendship for the FDP to fall?
friendship is the wrong word. We have a pragmatic and quite successfully worked together. This should no longer be actually possible, we will seek to find majorities for our concerns with other partners. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 30.05.2019, 14:41 PM