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Green party fails to secure seat on Federal Council

National News // Dec. 12, 2019

Green party leaders say parliament has missed an opportunity after they failed to secure a seat on the Federal Council.

Pixabay Green party fails to secure seat on Federal Council

The Green president, Regula Rytz, says she’s disappointed and says the other parties have ignored the people who clearly want a change of course after the parliamentary elections in October delivered more Green MPs than ever before.

But other MPs say it remains the role of parliament to make new laws and the Greens will be able to influence government policy – and point out 87% of voters didn’t vote Green.

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