- The party leadership committee of SVP Switzerland proposes to the party committees that Marco Chiesa be a candidate for the party presidium.
- The Ticino Council of States is passionate about the well-being of Switzerland and the core concerns of the SVP, writes the SVP.
- The party management committee also unanimously decided that the new president will receive a lump sum instead of wages.
It is also an advantage that Chiesa comes from Latin Switzerland, where issues such as managing immigration independently, preventing an institutional connection to the EU and expelling criminal foreigners are becoming increasingly important, and the SVP accordingly has the largest growth market, according to the media release of the SVP.
Chiesa’s choice would be a novelty
According to the Finding Commission, SVP Vice President Chiesa had been one of the preferred candidates from the start, but had initially canceled at the end of February for professional reasons.
The SVP Switzerland delegates will elect a new SVP party president in Brugg AG on August 22nd. If the 45-year-old from Ticino were elected party leader by the delegates, the SVP would have a boss from Latin Switzerland for the first time.
Until recently, Aargau National Councilor Andreas Glarner and Zurich National Councilor Alfred Heer were in the race for the party presidium. Glarner immediately withdrew his candidacy in favor of Chiesa after the decision of the search committee. Alfred Heer was unavailable for comment in the past few days.