- Well-known Aargau Central National Councilor Ruth Humbel will resign at the latest in autumn 2023 until the end of the current legislature. The 65-year-old said in an interview with “Argauer Zeitung”.
- When asked about a possible early resignation, she feels “badassed” by her party.
The Mitte party in the canton of Aargau had already publicly announced that national councilor Ruth Humbel would step down this year. Andreas Meyer, the national councilor for the brewers, should step up. As a precaution he resigned from the Aargau Cantonal Parliament before the summer holidays.
Humbel is one of the most prominent health and social politicians in Switzerland. He has been in Parliament since 2003. The current legislature is the last of the national councillors. This period lasts till December 2023.
Humble’s harsh criticism
“It’s a pressure that can be described as bullying,” Humble said. “First the announcement that I am leaving in the summer and now the resignation of Andreas Meyer from the Great Council and his announcement that he is stepping in for me.” According to Humble, talks have been held between the Center Party and them about a possible former resignation. However, it was not agreed that she would resign over the summer, says the 65-year-old.
But I don’t let myself be under pressure, I don’t let myself flow.
Humble does not rule out the party’s premature resignation for strategic reasons ahead of the election in autumn 2023. “But I don’t let myself be under pressure, I don’t let myself be inspired,” she said in an interview.
National councilors are paying attention to other things
For the politician, the AHV vote on September 25 is still in the foreground. The vote is important to a national councillor, because: “In the 19 years that I’ve been a national councilor, we’ve never had social work reform. It’s time.”