The Grand Council of Basel arrived on Wednesday afternoon, according to media reports, on turbulent scenes. The reason for this was the baby of great advisor Leo Steinle (31). Council President Remo Gallacchi (CVP) had no understanding and sent a young mother outside the room. "We are parliamentarians here in the basement basically among us," he told "bz Basel".
Steinle could not take part in the vote. For the Gallacchis intervention, many in the Council did not have any understanding. "Unconsciously! It's Discrimination!": Bz Basel reports a few rampant interests. After the incident, the session had to be interrupted temporarily.
"This is discriminatory"
Gallacchi finally returned to court after ordering Danielle Kaufmann (SP) for his decision and let Steinle back into the room. For the great adviser of Green Topics, it's not working. "They are elected by the people, but I have been denied the right to vote in the hall. It is discriminatory," Steinle told Basel. Young mothers should also have the opportunity to sit in parliament.
"The incident shows how far we are in terms of equality and reconciliation of work and family life," Steinle said at the request of 20 minutes. She had a great child: "It was an emergency situation."
President of the Council of the CVP Grand @RemoGallacchi indicates a sleeping baby from the corridor, which prevents the mother from voting.#fail the so-called family party @CVP_PDC,
After a major protest, he resigned his decision.#vereinbarkeit
– Kaspar Sutter (@ Kasparsutter) November 21, 2018
The Council Office now clarifies its legal position
The legal position is now clarified by the Council of the Council. In fact, this case is not explicitly regulated. Steinle wants to wait and see what the Office of the Council means. If "common sense" does not come true, "of course, we will have to react with the attempt".
Later in the evening, the following statement was posted on the Twitter account of the Canton of Basel-Stadt: "The decision was awkward. The Council's office will make a pragmatic solution until the next big meeting of the council."
Council Chairman Remo Gallacchi on today's decision not to let Leo Steinlee and his baby adviser Leo Steinlee be in the Grand Hall of the Council: "The decision was clumsy. The Council's office will make a pragmatic solution until the next big meeting of the council."#GrosserRatBS
– Canton of Basel-Stadt (@BaselStadt) November 21, 2018