Show a Covid-19 certificate to enter and sit in a Parliament in Switzerland? Under the Federal Cupola, the question is burning. If the document is not required at the moment, the situation could change.
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In the French-speaking cantons, too, the question is beginning to arise within the cantonal legislatures. Tuesday, the dailyrevealed that the Grand Council of Vaud has seized it.
Socialist MP Jessica Jaccoud has sent a letter to all political groups to impose the Covid certificate in the hemicycle and in the refreshment bar.
When we were at the Grand Conseil refreshment bar on Tuesday drinking a coffee, inside, without presenting a Covid certificate, I had the impression of being subject to an exceptional diet
“As a parliamentarian, we have a duty to set an example. When we were at the Grand Council refreshment bar on Tuesday drinking a coffee, inside, without presenting a Covid certificate, I had the impression of being subject to an exceptional diet. It made me extremely uncomfortable, “she explained Thursday in La Matinale.
“Prevent MPs from working”
In Geneva, the cantonal Parliament office will discuss it next Thursday. Personally, the head of the PLR group Yvan Zweifel is against it, but he has not yet consulted his troops: “If today you go to a restaurant or a cinema, you must present a Covid certificate, but you go there for a hobby. “
And to add: “The staff who work there are not required to present this Covid certificate. For them, it is their job, their income. For the deputy, the parallel is the same. (…) We would prevent MPs to work, which is a problem. “
MPs would be prevented from working, which is a problem
In Valais, the health pass is not compulsory for deputies, but the situation could change. The parliaments of Neuchâtel, Friborg and Jura do not move until there is a legal basis. However, the Jurassic legislature could self-impose the document: discussions are underway.
In this table, there is a Bernese exception. The Covid certificate is not required to enter the room, it is required to access the refreshment bar for everyone, including elected officials.
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