On April 16, our Member Party from Switzerland, Grüne/Les verts/I Verdi, elected their new leadership.
Regula Rytz was re-elected as President of our Member Party. Previously the Party had a co-leadership between Regula Rytz and Adèle Thorens. She will be accompanied by a large supportive team. The other elected people are; Gerhard Andrey, Lisa Mazzone, newly elected Vices, Bastien Girod, re-elected Vice, Balthasar Glättli, President of the Parliamentary Group and Young Greens Representative Luca Maggi.
The freshly elected Presidency has already made clear that it has set its eyes on a couple of important upcoming votes next autumn; they will be the first challenges to address. Firstly, the votes on two green initiatives that are aimed at making the economy more sustainable. And secondly, a vote on the programmed exit from nuclear power.
“We need to address the shift to the right in national elections and we must strengthen the Greens”, said Regula Rytz, “We have to roll up our sleeves for a secure pension system, a Green economy, a progressive climate accompanied by a clear climatepolicy and we must continue to protect human rights”.
We, the European Greens, can only applaud the intentions of our Member Party and wish them the best at achieving the goals they have set for themselves.