The Geneva State Councilor Pierre Maudet wanted a vote of confidence. Now the people of Geneva have shown him what they think of him: A majority are disappointed with the former star magistrate and send the 43-year-old into retirement.
Maudet made a mistake. He assumed in the Corona-Krise to be indispensable as a savior. This assessment corresponded to his unwavering self-confidence. While he overestimated himself, he underestimated the fatal effect of his lies about his trip to Abu Dhabi and the first instance Would have conviction for taking advantage.
In addition, he showed little remorse and certainly no humility. Instead he hit the state and accused ihnwho have favourited Corona Victims-Klet rise in the lurch. In doing so, he did what he often found success in his political career had brought: He farmed fears. But his method no longer worked because he no longer seemed credible himself. Maudet hat sI dismantled myself.
FDP massively weakened
The 43-jyear old power politicians leaves a veritable heap of rubble. The FDP is deeply divided – into a pro and a Kontra Maudet camp. Liberals still have a single seat in the Geneva government, the right has lost its majority to the left. The left is the big beneficiary of Maudet’s election, but governing will not be easy for them either.
There are general renewal elections in just two years. Until then she must beweisenthat she can make a difference in Geneva. Time is short and the scope for action is limited. Last week, the canton showed a deficit of half a billion francs for 2020, the Debt burden is CHF 12.8 billion.
Maudet couldn’t care less about it now. Is er stops eine lifelong Interest of around 90,000 francs per year. Bhe is already toying with appearing on the political stage again. For indispensable holds er continue, AHe still has enough followers. And he knows exactly: Dhe pile of rubble that he leaves behind will remain for a while.