SP seat in Solothurn in danger
FDP government councilor Ankli wants to conquer the seat of the Council of States
After 163 years, the FDP Solothurn lost its seat in the Council of States in 2011. Now she wants to win him back and is sending government councilor Remo Ankli into the running.
FDP sends government councilor Remo Ankli to the Solothurn Council of States race.
The FDP in the canton of Solothurn senses their chance. Councilor Remo Ankli (49) is to regain the seat in the Council of States that he lost twelve years ago. SP Councilor of States Roberto Zanetti (67) will not stand in the next elections.
The assembly of delegates on Wednesday evening sent Ankli into the race with applause. The theologian and historian has been a member of the government council since 2013 and is head of the Department of Education and Culture.
Good chances for Ankli
Ankli are said to have good chances. He was elected with the best result in the government council elections in Solothurn. After an election to the Council of States, he would step down as a member of the government.
The second incumbent Solothurn Council of States, Pirmin Bischof (centre), will stand again in the autumn elections. The 63-year-old politician has been a member of the Council of States since 2011.
FDP lost seat after 163 years
In the October 2019 election, Bishop was immediately confirmed in office. The lawyer and notary recently became a father for the third time.
In 2011, after 163 years, the FDP lost its seat in the Council of States to Bishop in the second ballot. Since then, the FDP has tried unsuccessfully to regain the seat.
Roth and Imark also in the running
In the SP, National Councilor Franziska Roth (56) is in the foreground as a candidate for the Council of States, in the SVP National Councilor Christian Imark (40). The Solothurn SVP has never had a Council of States.
Zanetti announced last October that he would not stand for re-election next fall. Zanetti has been a member of the Council of States since 2010. (SDA/tom)