In Geneva on Tuesday, the Liberal Greens launched their campaign for the cantonal elections in April. The party, which intends to win seats in the Grand Council or even in the Council of State, claims a place in the center of the political spectrum where it can forge alliances.
“We need to allow Geneva to break free from left-right political blocs and be able to come to terms with mutual values and interests,” Marie-Claude Sawerschel, president of the party and candidate for the State Council, told the media. The Vert’libéraux present themselves as the party of solutions to build the Geneva of tomorrow.
“Regarding the environment, we propose the establishment of a new climate innovation fund,” said Marc Wuarin, also a candidate in the State Council elections. The mission of this fund will be to support the development of innovative companies with an ecological vocation by generating returns for the community.
Five candidates for election to the Grand Council also presented their conclusions and proposals. Economically, the party wants targeted tax reforms to rebalance tax collection. According to Aurélien Barakat, it is urgent to reduce corporate taxation to maintain the attractiveness of Geneva.
The Vert’liberals are also concerned about the purchasing power of individuals and are calling for a rebalancing of salaries and burdens. In terms of mobility, the party defends the establishment of a urban toll and the generalization of 30 km/h in the city, in order to make traffic more fluid and make pedestrians safe, advances Jenoe Shulepov.
In terms of development and housing, we must promote quality of life and greater consultation with inhabitants and municipalities, said Manuelle Pernoud. Former FDP Sylvie Jay proposes making it easier to create new nursery places by easing unnecessary regulations.
The Vert’liberals still want to unblock institutions by promoting better consultation procedures and streamlining the handling of items by the Grand Council. For Michaël Malquarti, making the administration more efficient requires a reduction in staff, permanent digitization and a simplification of procedures.
This article was automatically published. Source: ats