1st August motto of SVP
It is important for the SVP president, but also for the federal councilor of the Swiss People’s Party, to show his face on a national holiday. If you don’t have the opportunity, you help each other among friends.
SVP members are not particularly popular this year. Federal Counselor Guy Parmelin, 62, will appear at the Aug. 1 brunch in the Obergoms in the morning. Then it travels from Wallace to Ticino, where he speaks at Sesa in the evening.
Thus the Minister of Economics is attending the house of SVP National Councilor Piero Marchesi (40). Later, Marchesi is also allowed to say something there – after all, she is Teresa T.I.’s mayor, to which Sessa belongs. Marchesi, who founded a trust and consulting company with party leader Marco Chiesa (47), enabled Parmelin to appear in southern Switzerland.
farmer grin visit
The Council of States will spend a national holiday in Chiesa Romandie. – His Ticino television has been at loggerheads with RSI since last year’s national holiday because the Italian-language TV did not report on the SVP Ticino event.
In any case, at noon on 1 August, Chiesa is at Yverdon-les-Bains VD on Lake Neuchâtel, in the afternoon he visits the farm (75) of party friend Jean-Pierre Grin, which he no longer runs himself. . So the leaders of the Ticino party can ignore the RSI.
“Either you don’t want more national leaders for the August 1 function or you don’t want more SVP members,” says a party member. The member himself did not get an invitation this time, Unlike in previous years, when four to five invitations were received for attendance on national holidays. Another SVP MP, who cannot be present this time, has also received fewer invitations.
it’s best at home
So this year’s motto at SVP is probably “meet friends – or stay home”: National Counselor Esther Fridley (45) gives a morning speech at the outdoor pool at Widnau SG, but then it turns to fellow Tony Brunner (47) ) from “House of Freedom”. At the country tavern, which she runs with the former SVP president, Fredley will “think about August 1st” at 4 p.m. For mid-afternoon snacks, there are “grilled dishes”.
SVP spokeswoman Andrea Sommer says that she has no idea in the Secretary General that elected representatives were questioned more or less in 2022 than before Corona. The same answer comes from the Mitte party. The questions went directly to the Members of Parliament. But if you look at social media, you don’t find that fewer members of parliament are attending federal gatherings. The SP also does not have details on whether the council members have received more or less invitations.
SP speech since 2012
Unlike the SVP, however, it is not so easy to find lists of August 1 attendance by their exponents on the websites of other parties. While you on the SP website « 1. August” for a ten-year-old video message from former party president Christian Levratt (52). Like Esther Friedley, the current chairman of the board of directors of a village post near Bulleh fr, chose her area for her speech on August 1, 2012 – viewed as such, Levrat’s video greeting is somehow still up to date.
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