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The SVP winds in the area of climate protection is the name of the company in the Lucerne SVP-national Council Franz Grüter. The Aargauer Internet provider with the green name is currently constructing a new data center that is dedicated to saving energy. "My company pays for years a lot of emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, because it pays for itself," says Grüter.

The irony of it all is that Grüter need to be concerned about the options in October to be a national Council mandate, because the green parties are riding a wave of success, most recently in Zürich, Basel-Landschaft and Luzern. "The SVP has won four years ago in Lucerne, a third of the national Council seat," says Grüter. "In the fall, we will have to fight for it, that we can keep him."

The question is, how the SVP is going to fight. Its classic issues of the EU, Migration and taxes. The currently probably the most important election issue, climate protection, must be able to withstand the party of contradictions, the Grüter personalized. As a businessman, he invested in sustainability and driving electric cars. As a national Council, however, calls for a reduction in the price of Petrol by 7 cents. "The difference to other parties is that we are against bans and higher duties and the responsibility," says Grüter.

The great perplexity

In the party reigns perplexity as to how a coherent climate policy should look like, which is received by the electorate. The Lucerne SVP-President Angela Lüthold about says: "We will check if we still want to make clearer statements on climate policy, for example, that we support the local production of electricity." But it also says phrases that raise doubts about how seriously it takes climate change. "There is no doubt that we need to do something for the climate," says Lüthold. "But the climate has changed since the beginning of the world constantly, and if you asked 20 experts on the reasons, you will hear ten different opinions." Anyway, those of peilten, "the cheer for the climate protection", at the same time "a 10-million-Switzerland, which would also consume a lot of resources".

Reflective of the Basel SVP-President Oskar fighter sounds. Its cantonal party to take climate change quite seriously. Also in the Basel area, the farmers would suffer the consequences. The SVP high net worth individuals, but their commitment to environmental issues, to convey little. Accusations to the address of the national party leadership he wanted to make no, says the fighter and adds: "However, had to arrive after the appearance of Greta Thunberg in Davos to be clear that the climate policy is one of the main topics at this year's elections."

"at the Latest, to Thun Berg's appearance in Davos would have to be clear that climate policy is a major theme of the elections."

what is the strategy for the Federal elections, the SVP wants to get rid of your Dilemma, discusses the party's management Committee at the end of next week. The Basel SVP national councillor Sandra to Berger, a member of the nine-member Committee, sees in the "climate Hype" as a reason for the losses in your Canton. Nevertheless, the party should not take the recipes of others, but must show how much of Switzerland do for the environment already. SVP Vice-President Céline Amaudruz will warn of red-green politics: "We must make the voters aware that it is expensive, if you choose the Left and the Green."

there is a Lack of width?

unlike in Zurich, where, last week, after the election defeat, the party leadership was deposed, the setback in Lucerne and Basel-country for the time being, no consequences. In the Basel area fighter has already announced three weeks ago, internal party his resignation for health reasons. With the election result on the weekend, the resignation had nothing to do. The former national Council of Caspar Baader was entrusted with the search for a successor.

Baader, looks to 2012, leader of the SVP in the Federal house, no reason for course corrections. Independence, neutrality and no to the framework agreement, which will be the major positions. The former Zurich SVP national Toni Bortoluzzi missing in turn, the thematic width. Although the focus is on Europe and immigration policy, the SVP had been involved in earlier and stronger in the transport, Social and health policy. The turn of the SVP returns in increasing the health insurance deductible of the penultimate week do not have a good impression.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.04.2019, 21:45 PM

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