Heidi Z & # 39; graggen positioned itself as a pragmatic actor. In the small mountain area of Uri, he had convinced them – now he also wanted to win parliament for themselves.
Because he was accidentally placed next to Viola Amherd on a Bundesrat ticket by the CVP faction, the 52-year-old man rushed from the interview to the interview. This was not too much for him, convincing Heidi Z & graggen: "I applied for a high political position. People and above all MPs wanted to know who I was."
The councilor from Altdorf wanted to become Uri's first Federal Adviser. The PhD in political science had tried a leap to Bern in 2010: he ran for the State Council – and was defeated. The Urner CVP lost its seat to the Green Liberals. The statement Z & graggen that he wants to be a caregiver and a board member at the same time is likely to hurt him.
Opening door for Egyptian investors
As the biggest service Z & Graggens in Uri is a holiday resort from Egyptian investors Samih Sawiris. After the military withdrawal in Andermatt, the region lost a lot of work, the population emigrated. Heidi Z & # 39; graggen, the highest spatial planet, has enabled this project, said Georg Simmen, valley writer from the Ursern company.
Z & # 39; graggen had intervened until then, Attorney General Christoph Blocher and Andermatt were exceptions to Lex Koller and the second home durchgeboxt initiative, with interference from several natural and environmental experts. Today, however, criticism is only behind closed doors.
If a nun has the prospect of moving a career like that, you don't put her foot down.
In the small canton of the mountain is solidarity – now, further, explained Franz Steinegger, former Chair of the National Council and party president Uri FDP. "If a nun has the prospect of moving a career like that, you don't put her foot down." Criticism is practiced in such situations secretly.
Asked whether Z & # 39; graggen had a format for the Federal Council, Steinegger avoided it. "He's not a crisis manager who likes quick decisions. He prefers to call everyone to the round table. Discussed, trying to balance. That's how he solved a lot of problems." He didn't want to say more. He is also Urner – and therefore solidarity, Steinegger said.
SVP is not entirely sure
Z & # 39; graggen, who was romantically involved with SVP Zurich's man Bruno Dobler, positioned himself on immigration and foreign policy issues from his rival Viola Amherd. He was able to score points with the SVP – but he did not fully convince the entire group.
He felt Z & # 39; graggen was ready for action, said SVP National Advisor Barbara Barbara Steinemann. "But there are people in the group who find their answers somewhat dodgy and chewy." However, the SVP wants to support Z & # 39; graggen.
The Green Party wants to convince Urnerin with their environmental commitments – which seem unsuccessful. "If you are a CVP or FDP candidate, you have the right to say that you are not the greenest. But holding a flag with nothing behind it is impossible," said Aargau national board member Irène Kälin. The Green Party and Green Liberals will not decide which candidate they will support until next week.
More on this topic in the "Rundschau" at 8.05 pm on SRF 1.