SVP party leader Albert Rösti wants to come back after four years in office in the spring. He thus draws consequences after the choice loss of the largest party in Switzerland in the autumn. Thomas Aeschi and Franz Grüter have flagged as a possible successor already.
The 52-year-old national Council of the Bernese Oberland, announced his resignation in an Interview with the "Sunday look". It had become after the election defeat due to the lack of mobilization is clear that the SVP had to make a great deal of work in the cantons of said hash Browns.
A future party President had since can invest even more time. Hash brown admitted that he was not a Restrukturierer, but a designer. "With a heavy Hand in the cantons of through access, is to me less and less."
He had opted for the Policy, said hash Browns on Sunday, the Swiss Radio SRF. In the commissions important Work had to be taken, he would like to be able to focus.
Weakened the strongest force
The SVP emerged in the national elections held in October as the biggest loser. They stayed for the sixth Time in a row, with 53 mandates, by far the strongest force, lost but twelve seats.
The father of two children Rösti wants to focus on his national Council mandate, as well as his Part-time job as parish President of the 6000-strong community Uetendorf Thun. He was confirmed in March 2018 for a further two years in office as SVP-chief.
The SVP has taken note with Regret of the resignation of their President's knowledge. The party leadership had hoped, "strong", that Rösti'm still available, said party Board member Sandra to Berger in the Swiss Radio SRF.
On the 28. March will decide the delegates in Basel about his successor. The exact procedure will set the party Executive Committee at the beginning of the year.
Moderate in tone, hard in the matter
hash Browns had been elected in 2016, for the first time to the party President of the SVP. In 2011, the President of the national Council was the only candidate for the presidency. His focus he put on the fight against accession to the EU, asylum policy, a liberal economic policy and as well as the issue of security. He is considered to be moderate in tone, but hard in the thing.
a Total of Rösti with mixed for eight years at the Front of the SVP. First of all, as a member of the campaign leadership of the successful mass immigration Initiative, in 2015, as the election campaign Manager and then four years as party President.
From the national Council elections of October Rösti, as the country went on king Voice. He was able to combine 128'252 votes - more than the best elected national councils in the most populous Canton of Zurich.
With hash Browns resignation in the spring when another large Swiss party to the change in leadership. Also SP party chief Christian Levrat (49) has announced that, after twelve years in office, his resignation for spring. Also the BDP has to do in 2020 on the search for a successor to President Martin Landolt.
in the direction of the struggle and change of generation?
Whether the succession plan for Rösti will lead to a in the direction of the struggle and change of generation in the SVP, it remains to be seen. "Father" Christoph Blocher is soon 80 years old.
to identify A Kronfavoriten for the succession of hash Browns, is difficult. From the medial to the proposed candidate carousel to Röstis successor already in the Lucerne, national councillor Franz Grüter, as well as SVP-group chief Thomas Aeschi jumped. "I'm not available for public office," said Grüter, the news Agency Keystone SDA on request. Aeschi waved to the "SonntagsBlick" from.
As a possible name for the Sunday press called the national Council members Thomas Matt (ZH), Magdalena Martullo-Blocher (GR), Roger Köppel (ZH), Marcel Dettling (SZ), Sandra to Berger (BL), Esther Friedli (SG) or Diana Gutjahr (TG). (chk/sda)
Created: 22.12.2019, 00:28 PMUpdated Date: 23 December 2019, 10:38