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“Unfortunately, the state government is an absolute sieve”

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No hasty conclusions. SP co-president Cédric Wermuth (36) warned of prejudice in connection with the indiscretions from the interior department in the pandemic. In addition to the judiciary, the entire Federal Council and the business audit commissions are on the train.

“Switzerland at the weekend” reported a week ago that Berset’s ex-head of communications Peter Lauener (52) had repeatedly sent Ringier-Verlag confidential information about the Federal Council’s planned Covid measures. According to her own statements, she relied on emails and interrogation protocols that were available to the editors. These indiscretions would have to be processed, said Wermuth on Saturday in Radio SRF’s “Samstagsrundschau”. The courts would have to clarify whether it was a question of breaches of official secrecy in the legal sense.

SVP President Marco Chiesa (48) recently called for the interrogation protocols of those involved to be published. The SP co-president criticized this demand. Anyone who wants this is de facto demanding a prior conviction of employees of the federal administration who are named. Parliament cannot create a public pillory.

He was bothered by the dishonest way in which the discussion was conducted, said Wermuth: “Unfortunately, the state government has been an absolute sieve for a few years when it comes to the content of meetings.” Unfortunately, indiscretions are an everyday phenomenon in federal Bern. The Aargau National Council accused the political competition of campaigning with the indiscretions from the interior department in the corona pandemic. The timing of the revelations is no coincidence. (SDA/lui)

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