- Maria Pappa (SP) has been elected to the St. Gallen city council.
- She becomes the first woman to head the canton’s capital.
- The defeated Mathias Gabathuler (FDP) managed to be elected to the city council.
The previous city councilor Maria Pappa will succeed the resigning city president Thomas Scheitlin (FDP). “I want to be a role model for the children and for other women,” said Pappa after the election. “I want to show that anyone can fulfill such an office if they are committed.”
I want to be a role model for the children and for other women too.
With Pappa, a woman is now head of the city of St. Gallen for the first time. She won the election with 11,784 votes and thus prevailed against Mathias Gabathuler, who received 9,152 votes. The turnout was 48.8 percent
Even if Mathias Gabathuler was not elected to the city council, the political lateral entrant succeeded in being elected to the city council. There he prevailed with 10,894 votes against Trudy Cozzio from the CVP, which received 9,039 votes.
Yes for a new school building and flue gas cleaning
The urban electorate also decided on two business transactions. The loan of 47.8 million francs for the new Riethüsli school complex was accepted with 83.6 percent.
New construction of the Riethüsli school complex
City of St. Gallen: New construction of the Riethüsli school complex
The yes to the renewal of the flue gas cleaning of the waste incineration plant was even clearer. 93.5 percent of those entitled to vote were in favor of the investment of 17.7 million francs.