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The first tears, mistakes and violations in the new Parliament

The first confession

It was a "coincidence" that you should sit here at the top. "I am simply not those of a member of Parliament in the national Council , it has so far longest-running." With this humility expressions of the Basel Green Maya Graf opened on Monday, the legislature 2019-2023 in the national Council. In fact, the count had certainly a cause for immodesty: she is the first woman that managed to be in the Position of the old President. In her introductory speech, she was also pleased that 84 women have made the choice, so many like never before.

The first air offensive

was allowed to keep the youngest newly elected member of the Council to count the 25-year-old Zurich-minded Andri silver Schmidt a speech. He was happy to turn over the record number of Young in the Council chamber, where he trusts pragmatic solutions to the pressing issues. Among the Latter, he in addition to the pension plan and the Start-up funding of climate protection. In the rapidly growing factions of the Green and green liberal silver Schmidt is likely to have with this confession is a certain amount of climate warming causes.

to determine The first decision

As the first real official act of a newly elected Chamber has traditionally been its chair. According to the rotation schedule was with Isabelle Moret this time a liberal-minded for the national Council of presidents. Moret, who had missed two years ago, the election to the Federal Council, was a very good result: 193 of 200 members of the Council gave her the voice.

The Green Maya Graf (R) congratulates the new President of the Austrian Parliament Isabelle Moret (FDP). Photo: Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters)


There are only two occasions on which usually every seat in the national Council hall is occupied: the Federal Council elections, and the opening ceremony at the legislature at the beginning. Magdalena Martullo-Blocher, SVP national councillor of the Grisons, a tumbled, however, only ten minutes after the Ringing of Maya Graf's bells. The race for the top spots on the "tail of list" is opened.

The first nebulization

The votes for the Presidency have yet to be tallied, as the SP national councillor Jacqueline Badran ushered in the Federal house-the balcony of the first parliamentary smoke break of the legislature. From Zurich, famous for their belligerence, in the smokers-Talk is already in full travel or enerviert about the speech of the Young liberals of silver Schmidt: "it is Particularly inspired, I found the. He has held as a representative of the young is a speech of a 60-Year-old."

The first tears

For the first in the Council chamber shed eye water is, in some ways, the Green Irène Kälin responsible. She was elected to the second Vice-President, and is expected to rise in 2021 to the "highest Swiss". However, it was less an emotion than a bad mood, the Kälins son Elijah Jon prompted expressions on the grandstand, to the loud Displeasure. The consolation of the father Werner de Schepper remained ineffective. At the end of de Schepper, known as the persistent Journalist were small and left with Bub in the room.

The race
the top of the
"tail of list" is opened.

The first goof

Not less than 21 national councillors and councils missed already the first vote without a good excuse. It went to rules for transparent Lobbying (a majority voted for it). However, all of the missing Votes is not a lack of voting discipline due. With the pitfalls of technology about Andri silver Schmidt, as he confessed on Twitter struggled: "I didn't know about the second button on the voting system yet, missing my voice."

The First at the Buffet

At the legislature beginning in the house and plenty of food and drink (still abundant). The knowledge is now, in turn, the Former particularly well, which gives them a structural advantage. Observers would have noted that the old social Democrats, Eric Nussbaumer, Roger Nordmann and Yvonne Feri buffet is said that the First were addressed to the Festival.

The first rule break

In the Council of States, it is not the custom that newly-Elected register during your first Session to word. At least in the case of the Greens, this silence will be set on the bid this time, except for power, on the initiative of the President of the Council, Hans Stöckli personally. In his opening speech, Stöckli showed understanding for the special Situation of the Green: You can expect a permanent Silence, if the workforce of a group consists solely of new members. Thus, Stöckli already provides for the first Amendment in the "Stöckli".

Created: 02.12.2019, 23:18 PM

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