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Voters make final Geneva government decision

National News // May 7, 2018

Geneva voters delivered a split result in the final round of the cantonal government election yesterday. One shock result was the failure of long term minister Luc Barthassat – despite a strong advertising campaign – which means the centre right PDC loses a seat at the top table. But fellow PDC member, the finance minister Serge Dal Busco was elected and stays in government.

Nadine9587 Voters make final Geneva government decision

At the parliamentary elections a couple of weeks ago, right wing parties fared badly – but they did better this time. Topping the vote was Mauro Poggia from the right wing Geneva Citizens Movement – but he will be joined by two socialist members and one Green Party member.   

There are also two Liberal Party members – including Pierre Maudet, who secured his seat in the first round.

Also failing to make the final cut was the Swiss People’s Party candidate, Yves Nidegger. He ran a highly personal campaign with the slogan ‘who else?’. Plenty of others was the clear decision by the electorate.

You can listen to a recent in-depth interview with Serge dal Busco on our website as part of the McKay Interview series.

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