He inherited Mitte-Humbel
Andreas Meier does not want to know anything about allegations of bullying
Andreas Meier has replaced the center health politician Ruth Humbel in the National Council. Humbel took the hat off last year – and accused her party of bullying. However, Meier does not want to know anything about that.
At the end of the winter session, Central National Councilor Ruth Humbel resigned. But her departure was accompanied by allegations of bullying against her party.
Now it’s Andreas Meier’s (60) turn. He is to be sworn in as a member of the National Council on February 27. The Aargau winemaker succeeds Ruth Humbel (65), middle national councillor. She resigned at the end of the winter session – after allegations of bullying against her own party.
Meier does not want to know anything about the allegations. He was said to be a pusher or bully. “That’s not the case. Definitely not,” he asserted in an interview with the “Aargauer Zeitung”.
Humbel felt pressured
The first rumors were circulating last summer that Humbel would soon resign. Then came the official confirmation from the center of Aargau and Meier announced his resignation from the Aargau Great Council – in order to be able to move up. And what did Humbel do? She said nothing. for now.
She later sharply criticized the events. Apparently, the media reports wanted to increase the pressure and create facts, said Humbel. There had been talks about an early resignation, but these were confidential. And in the end she decides when she resigns.
date had been agreed
In the interview, Meier does not deny that it is Humbel’s right to determine the time of his resignation. The main reason he resigned in the summer was so that his successor Monika Baumgartner could have a good start in office after the summer break.
But last year he spoke to Humbel about her early resignation and agreed a date with her. Meier made decisions on this basis. Humbel then did not stick to the date.
“We are and will always be friends”
There is no resentment. “We are and will remain friends,” says Meier. He also knows that Humbel would no longer make the accusation today. Nevertheless, the whole matter was a great burden for him, his family and the company.
With Ruth Humbel, the middle loses its most important health politician. Meier does not want to follow in their footsteps. As an entrepreneur and vice-president of the Aargau trade association, he wants to work for SMEs.
By moving up, he will be able to run in the autumn elections with the previous bonus. (tom)