According to former Federal Councilor Christoph Blocher, the canton of Zurich does not necessarily have to be represented in the state government. There are enough capable people. But these SVP politicians multiply a candidacy because they have a company to run.
As an example, in a video interview with Keystone-SDA, Blocher mentioned his daughter Magdalena Martullo-Blocher, who cannot simply say that she will be leaving at the end of December. You are in charge of a company with many assumptions.
There are still many who have canceled the request. His personal opinion is still that former party president Toni Brunner should be elected to the Bundesrat. But Brunner canceled once more.
In conversations with his SVP colleagues, it was agreed that party president Marco Chiesa should concentrate on leading the party. Chiesa cannot dance at too many council weddings.
The Bernese Albert Rösti, on the other hand, said he wanted to politicize in the council. When asked whether the Bernese Council of States Werner Salzmann was more on his politicizing line, Blocher said both politicians were on his line. The time of the wings in the SVP between Bern and Zurich is over, emphasized Blocher. The party is very united today. So closed like no other party.