if you Would have told Esther Friedli (42) once upon a time, they would compete for the SVP as a national Council candidate, you would have typed, laughed loudly, and Yes, perhaps even with the index finger a couple of Times on the forehead. “A party to the exchange is out of the question for me, just because Toni in the case of the SVP is,” she said, at that time, CVP-member, 1999 in an Interview with “Berner Zeitung”. Finally, she will remain faithful to its principles.

Today, 20 years later, the native from Berne to place 8 of the SVP list in the Canton of St. Gallen. Your life partner Toni Brunner (44) has adopted last December after 23 years from the national Council, in order to devote more time to his family and his cows – and made space for his love. Because Friedli, the Kappel SG performs in addition to the jointly-operated country Inn in Ebnat-an Agency for political communication, says: “Together in the same Council – that was never in question.” With bed, pickling, and for a number of years the party book, the Couple shares in the life and finally had enough.

you want it for a second Time,

Friedli, today, Secretary of the SVP St. Gallen, the knowledge of the party joined three years ago with a Bang. In a Last-minute Exercise of this wanted to save her for a councillor seat in the Canton. Is not managed the Coup, but the result was a political novice, as you can see. Friedli licked the blood. to advise

Instead of the other on the way to the Federal house, before the sprint you now own. The candidacy for 2016 to dismiss as a one-time thing, would be, given the surprisingly good result, “something bad,” she says.

Ironically, Toni makes it difficult for her

As someone who deals professionally with the election campaign, it is peaceful clear that you will help the celebrity bonus Brunner’s – even if you don’t want to admit that. However, Friedli know that neither you nor the party can rest. Did your life partner with the SVP in the past decades, with a distance of voters with the strongest party in the Canton, must tremble, the SVP of his departure because of the now.

As with Brunner, the man is gone, the locker 20’000 votes more made than all the others on the SVP list. The party a Seat may be lost – it changes nothing, the former SVP-has been a driving force as a campaign Manager. In the climate of an election year, the signs are good that the green camp can be one of the two seats to get back that you had lost in 2015 in the Civic.

“It will be difficult,” analyzes Friedli sober. Just for you, the inaugural New. But your own choice that is not in the foreground. “I want to make a contribution that we can keep the five seats,” says the SVPlerin. You aim for the space behind the Previous.

So different from your favorite

Friedli stresses its modest – though she has a good chance to overtake one or the one Previous and in the national Council. The native from Berne is not a Plauderi, no Polteri, but quiet and restrained. In addition to SVP-hot creators such as Roger Köppel (54) or Andreas Glarner (56) it looks pale. At least for now.

one Of the atypical SVP candidate with the Zurich Köppel, whose election in 2015 as the Manager, but in common: in Spite of the cooperation on the toggenburg yard is peaceful, the political Sciences, public law and Economics has studied, is an example of the Academisation of the former agrarian party. Quite different, therefore, as your Partner, Toni, who is also a farmer who was speaking in the Federal house, the same as at home in the cowshed.

From the CVP to the SVP

it remains Debatable how differently Friedli also in terms of content, is ticking. Since they had not, as yet, no political office, can only be speculated about their political orientation only. In the innermost SVP-circle verkehrend, it should be, however, hardly as exotic, as this is your Bernese dialect, in the deepest part of Toggenburg.

This was not always so. Since her youth Friedli was a member of the CVP. With the move to the Toggenburg ten years ago, the political scientist advanced login but then not only on the map, but also politically to the right – not only, but certainly also because of their love. “I am: I am right in the course of the last few years,” says Friedli. And so on the Inn sun in the winter mountain, the SVP-Sünneli seems more thanks to her.

On the 20. In October the Federal Parliament elections in Switzerland. The total of 200 seats in the national Council are distributed according to the number of population in the cantons, and need to be re-elected. Also the 46 seats of the Council of States to be re-awarded.

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