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The Valais has its first Councillor of state

Valais CVP has defended over 150-year-old monopoly on the two councillor seats. Beat Rieder made his re-election to the sovereign. In the case of his party colleague, Marianne Maret it was a close one. To dissociate the 61-Year-old was able to SP-Challenger Mathias Reynard by only 1300 votes. But the result was enough to than first She in the Canton's history in the Council of States to collect.

A more concise output had emerged. Reynard was moved in the first ballot two weeks ago, up to 3000 voices at Maret approach. This was also due to the fact that the joint Ticket of the SP national Council worked with the green candidate Brigitte Wolf optimally. Wolf stepped up to take the second ballot also. Reynard will have to be increased choice opportunities, and also because he got a surprising choice of helpers. Swiss Federal councillor Pascal Couchepin (FDP), was on his side. He called on the liberals to elect the 32-year-old social-Democrats. Couchepin's intention was to blow up the historical CVP-monopoly on the two councillor seats.

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20 years ago, even the Almighty bill at the end of the CVP had reached at this year's national Council elections, 34.8 percent of voters shares. In couch pins vintage style, the CVP had to assign a Council of States seat, to guarantee the diversity of opinion. In addition, he had remained in good memory, that four years ago, the FDP Council of States member candidate, Pierre-Alain Grichting in the second ballot, up to 1400 votes to the then second-placed Beat Rieder was moved. Mathias Reynard is a remarkable result was made again yesterday. Even Marianne Maret referred to it approvingly as "excellent, especially for a Left."

A Soviet result

Reynard has in his eight years as a national Council, with its commitment to wage fairness, gender equality and protection of Homosexuals made a name for. Topics such as the hunting act, the spatial planning or the Wasserzinse are the average of the Valais, but important. Nevertheless, the SP-man won yesterday, the options in the lower and Central Valais, but failed in the upper Valais. Only 24.7 percent of the elections as legitimate, but this minority voted even more compact than in the first ballot for the CVP Ticket. Beat Rieder got in the upper Valais, 85.8 per cent of the votes, which reminds almost to Soviet standards. On Marianne Maret 71.4 percent of the votes accounted for still.

turnout was high in the upper Valais, with 55 per cent, in the Central Valais (52 per cent) and lower Valais (44 percent) was lower. The good results from the upper Valais was enough, Marianne, Maret finally to the choice, because in the middle and in the lower Valais, the vote difference between her and Reynard was smaller. The upper Valais has helped the municipal and cantonal politician Maret from Troitorrents to the election, not surprised about, because their campaign appearances in the German language seemed to be very nimble.

The Amherd-effect

For their electoral success needs to say thank you Maret for Franziska Biner. The President of the CVP in the upper Valais was able to mobilize the CVP-voters in their Canton part in masses. The 33-year-old architect from Zermatt said: "We have a good momentum in the party. The upper valley, the CVP has with Viola Amherd, a distinguished Federal councillor, speaks a clear language, and as a defense Minister, issues care, for the one is interested in your home."

the upper Valais Beat in front of a deselection Rieders scared, stressed, Franziska Biner. The Lötschental was achieved in the first ballot, while the best result of all Candidates, in the Central and lower Valais, but with the places four and five badly cut. Also yesterday Rieder in Central and lower Valais moderately. It would have gone according to the will of the Central Valais, was accused of conspiracy in the next four years, even SP-man Reynard and the Green Brigitte Wolf in the Council of States. But Wolf, but also a SVP candidate Cyrille Fauchère remained in the second ballot, no chance.

Reynard was already looking into the future. Due to his outstanding results in the French-speaking Valais, he sees the mountain of the Canton, in a major policy change. Already in one and a half years of the Valais state Council elections will be held. In view of its result, it would be obvious, if Reynard to the commencement date of these elections, especially since the CVP is occupied, as before, three of the five government seats, and it could come in the distribution of seats changes. To not want to this scenario, the Express the 32-Year-old yesterday. For the time being, he might bring his work as a SP-national Council on.

Created: 03.11.2019, 22:13 PM

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