Juso with a claim to the parent party
No seat win for leftists, no SP in the Bundesrat
A demand that probably has no chance. However, Juso is serious: if there are not three left-wing Federal Councilors soon, the SP should disappear from the state government.
Juso President Nicola Siegrist, in front with a flag, and the members of the young party pose during the Juso delegates’ meeting.
Either the left-wing parties will have three seats after the Federal Council elections in 2023 – or the SP should leave the Federal Council. The Juso delegates made this demand at their meeting on Saturday in Basel.
The delegates followed a resolution by their management with 90 yes to 41 no votes, as the young party announced on Saturday evening.
The end of the magic formula
“We want more power or we go into the opposition,” said Nicola Siegrist (25), President of Juso, the Keystone-SDA news agency. When asked about the risk that the right could then take more seats in the Federal Council, Siegrist said that the Juso did not want a Federal Council seat at any price. The magic formula of the last thirty years has had its day.
In the crisis-ridden world, a strong left is needed that positions itself consistently, the young party said in a statement. The Juso therefore called on its parent party to create perspectives in order to achieve fundamental changes.
On Saturday, the delegates rejected a stricter resolution that would not have made the SP’s exit from the Federal Council conditional. Juso Switzerland will now debate its position in the SP Switzerland committees.
Federal Council candidates under cross-examination
The two Federal Council candidates Eva Herzog (BS) and Elisabeth Baume-Schneider (JU) also answered questions from Juso. According to the communiqué, it was about how you, as Federal Councilor, would use the current situation and the opportunities available for socially just politics. (SDA)