Peter Aeschlimann is an editor at the Bundestag for the SonntagsBlick
Peter AeschlimannFederal house editor Sunday view
The Federal Council and Parliament intend to retain the option of reactivating the Covid certificate until the end of 2024. This calls the somewhat forgotten friends of the constitution into action: If their referendum is held, we will vote on the Covid law for a third time in the summer.
Only the SVP opposed the extension in parliament. Nevertheless, the party is now leaving the task of collecting signatures to the friends of the constitution. Too great the fear of the anti-booster: a voting failure shortly before the elections.
SVP parliamentary group leader Thomas Aeschi put his signature on the sheet. At the same time, the Zug National Council called for stricter measures for travelers from China this week. Compulsory testing is needed to protect the Swiss population. The Federal Council had previously rejected such a proposal.
On Friday, Aeschi, who advocates measures, was rebuffed with his request in the National Council’s health committee. As an opponent of the measures, Aeschi hopes to win a possible third vote on the Covid law
Sometimes in politics it doesn’t matter if you’re for or against. Election campaigning is when you demand what you are fighting at the same time.