The South Tyrolean state elections on October 22 are already casting their shadows and the South Tyrolean People’s Party (SVP), which has been as dominant as in power for decades, is increasingly arming itself: at a seminar in Brixen on Saturday, Governor Arno Kompatscher was unanimously chosen as the party’s best candidate for the election.
Kompatscher was elected by the mayors of the collective party, the district officials and the party committee. Party chairman Philipp Achammer spoke of “full support”. Overall, there was “very, very great togetherness and togetherness,” the chairman stated at the post-exam press conference. The SVP have once again proven to show unity in the decisive moments.
The neo-party leader emphasized that this clear vote was “a great honor, but at the same time a responsibility”.
Goal “is a fairer and more inclusive society”
An election program has also been drawn up. On this, Achammer explained that the focus would not be on “more” but on “better, better for everyone”. Populist promises are left to others, Kompatscher emphasized. You want to give “honest answers”.
Kompatscher emphasized that the SVP has worked well in the past, but times have changed. That is why “new answers for today” are needed. His goal is a “fairer and more inclusive society”. During this retreat he received support for his “sustainability policy”.
Another timetable presented
Chairman Achammer set the schedule for the selection of the remaining 34 candidates. He and the top candidate would nominate the first part of the so-called “Group of 10” by Easter, then the districts would nominate their representatives and the second part of the “Group of 10” should also be in place by mid-May. .
With regard to the gender distribution on the list, Achammer and Kompatscher jointly underlined that the third clause applies to the list and that they claim to be balanced in the “10 group”.
Kompatscher governor since 2018
Last year a strong wind blew against the SVP. The so-called SAD affair surrounding the granting of bus concessions and internal party disturbances sometimes determined the picture. Kompatscher set the conditions for a future fruitful collaboration – at least externally this was linked to the decision on his reappointment.
Kompatscher has been governing the country with the Lega since the 2018 state elections. In the last elections, the SVP again failed to gain an absolute majority. The collecting party had reached 41.9 percent, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points. The big winner was especially the “Team K”, led by Paul Köllensperger, a member of the state parliament, which immediately received 15.2 percent of the vote. It would be Kompatscher’s third term in office.
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