Dispute about nationality divides the SP

next Monday, the Zurich cantonal Parliament decides on a theme that gives much to talk about: the nationalities-the Initiative of the SVP and the counter-propos

Dispute about nationality divides the SP

next Monday, the Zurich cantonal Parliament decides on a theme that gives much to talk about: the nationalities-the Initiative of the SVP and the counter-proposal of the Parliament. The Initiative demands that the police in their messages is called the nationality of the perpetrators and in the case of the Swiss specifies, whether or not they have a migration background. Wants to a counter-proposal that only the nationalities are mentioned.

The SP-group in the cantonal Parliament intended the majority to support the proposal. The reason: they wanted to prevent a referendum, together with the SVP-foreigner-mud battle. The SVP had announced their Initiative to withdraw, if the will approved a counter-proposal in the cantonal Parliament and no one takes the Referendum against it. The SP is a rose.

The young Greens as a party pooper

The Plan seemed to be working out – until the young Green announced to take the Referendum against the adopted counter-proposal. The Juso followed immediately, and the SP-party line from now for the Referendum.

Despite the new Situation, the SP group has recently decided to stay with Yes to the counter-proposal, confirmed group President Markus Späth. The result was just, and to "again, very thorough, very controversial, but constructive discussion," he reported.

"no one is excited": Markus Späth, SP-group-in-chief in the cantonal Parliament. Photo: Dominique Meienberg

Also, SP safety Director, Mario Fehr have this solution supports. "No one is impressed by the counter-proposal," says Späth. The group still wanted to stay with your Yes. In the popular vote, it will say expected for a double no, and in the third question, for the counter-proposal.

the trigger for the SVP Initiative was a decision by the city of Zurich in November 2017, the city police will announce the nationality of offenders only on request. Security chief Richard Wolff (AL) on the grounds that the regular mentioning of the origin in police reports disk is rimierend, because that will is indicated, a fact influenced by the nationality of the offender, explain.

Created: 03.03.2020, 11:01 PM

Updated Date: 03 March 2020, 11:06

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