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Switzerland: PDC also wants to penalize homophobia – Switzerland

PDC delegates gathered here Saturday in Langenthal (BE) recommend supporting the extension of the anti-racist standard to homophobia. Also subject to the people on February 9, the initiative for more affordable rents should however be rejected, according to them.

The Christian Democratic delegates made these two decisions with very clear majorities. By 125 votes against 18 and eight abstentions in favor of the law fought by a referendum of the UDF in particular, and by 117 votes against 29 and four abstentions against the text supported by the camp pink-green and the tenants.

The extension of the anti-racist standard to discriminatory acts and calls for hatred based on sexual orientation is aimed at protecting the homosexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) community. Contrary to what the referendaries claim, it does not excessively limit freedom of conscience, the Christian Democrats said.

As for the initiative, it allows a too strong intervention of the State in the real estate market, according to the PDC. It asks that 10% of new housing be declared of public utility, the initiators estimating that the rents of the market are generally much higher than those of the public utility housing, the difference enriching the speculators without benefiting to the tenants.

Next legislature

The PDC can approach the next legislature serenely, said Saturday its president Gerhard Pfister. Thanks to his "stable" election results, no majority will be achieved without the CFP for the next four years in Parliament, he says.

The PDC must take advantage of this constellation, Gerhard Pfister said in his address to the Assembly of Delegates. "We do not just want to be the one to tip the scales. We want to produce results through our own policy. "

With this new dynamic, Christian Democrats are also responsible for presenting more solutions from the center, he said. Switzerland will benefit, because any state benefits from a consolidation of the "politics of the center". A policy that is balanced, pragmatic and that guarantees the values, according to him.

A force that gathers is necessary, because the success of Switzerland resides in its cohesion, notes still the president of the party. And to specify that the policy of the center, and with it the PDC, has the mission to preserve this cohesion.

Gerhard Pfister also said that the CFP would commit to "maintaining bilateral relations", a consequent CO2 law, as well as the removal of tax discrimination for married couples. (Ps / nxp)

Created: 09.11.2019, 13:16

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